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Statement: Brooklands Park

Released: Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Teams from Adur & Worthing Councils were alerted to an incident on Lancing Business Park this morning (29th May 2019) which has seen a large quantity of diesel spill from a tanker.

Despite a prompt response from a range of authorities, unfortunately some of this diesel has already reached the nearby Brooklands Lake through surface water drains.

We are still working to assess the full impact of this incident. Our teams continue to work with the Environment Agency and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to limit the spread of the pollution to the lake and adjoining Teville Stream.

Specialist contractors have also been called in to skim the lake and reduce the impact on any wildlife in the area.

The exact impact of this incident will not be known for some time. But we will continue to work with and support the authorities to ensure the causes are thoroughly investigated.

We also ask for patience from members of the public visiting the area in the coming days and assure them that we remain committed to the wider transformation of Brooklands Park into an attractive destination for all.

The Environment Agency encourage members of the public to report pollution incidents via its 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 807 060.

Photo: Skimming the diesel off Brooklands Park Lake

PR19-088 - Skimming the diesel off Brooklands Park Lake


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