Carmel Burn pollution incident - update 1

  28 August 2010

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) was made aware of an oil pollution incident involving the Carmel Burn at Crosshouse, near Kilmarnock at approximately 4.30pm on Friday 27 August.

Oil booms put in place by SEPA are holding the oil and a specialist contractor is now removing it.
An iridescent film can be seen on the Carmel Water and the River Irvine at the edge of Irvine town, however the oil is dispersing and the situation is improving.