The Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas has called on the Welsh Government to clarify the measures and actions they are planning on implementing following alarming levels of pollution in the River Teifi.
This week, Natural Resources Wales confirmed that more than 1,000 fish have died in the River Teifi as a result of what is believed to have been a slurry leak in the Tregaron area.
Simon Thomas, the Plaid Cymru AM for Mid and West Wales said:
“This is a devastating blow for the people of Ceredigion and the Fishing industry alike. The River Teifi is well-known for its rich fishing landscape.
“The habitats of the Teifi, including the Salmon and Sea Trout, attracts thousands of people to fish the waters, therefore this is a huge blow to Mid and West Wales’ vital tourism industry.
“I have written to the Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths to seek clarity on what the Welsh Government are doing to resolve the issue. It is important that the Welsh Government are corresponding with Natural Resources Wales following the incident.
“I also asked the Cabinet Secretary on her view of the measures that will be needed to restore habitat, fishing and tourism businesses to the River Teifi.
“It’s vitally important that the Welsh Government act quickly to try and alleviate the impact of the pollution on local habitats and businesses.
“As the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs and a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, I will do my best to push the Welsh Government to ensure an efficient and effective resolution for the people of Mid and West Wales.
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