Bermuda lake oil spill 'steer clear' warning to all as clean-up goes on

People are being urged to stay away from the lake
-Credit: (Image: CoventryLive)

Locals are being urged to 'steer clear' of Bermuda Lake as the oil spill clean-up continues. More than seven days after the contaminated water was first spotted and the clear-up operation continues.

Several oil-covered birds had to be rescued by the RSPCA and taken for urgent treatment. Severn Trent previously confirmed to CoventryLive that a 'third party' was believed to be responsible and investigations are ongoing to find them.

In the meantime, the contaminated area has been contained. Yet Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has urged people to stay away.

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"Although the borough council owns Bermuda Lake, the Environment Agency is responsible for cleanliness of water and Severn Trent is responsible for the inlets, therefore both agencies are jointly leading on the clean-up and investigation of this incident,." a spokesperson said.

"The council is liaising closely with the Environment Agency and Severn Trent to ensure that this matter is fully resolved and that similar events are prevented from occurring in the future. The council continues to monitor the situation closely and can confirm that the spill is being cleaned from the lake with the use of special oil trapping mats and absorbent oil booms.

"The investigation is currently ongoing, and we endeavour to provide an update, in consultation with the agencies responsible, as soon as possible. We advise residents to stay clear of the water and keep pets on a lead around the lake."

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