Oil spill on Bermuda lake amid fears birds 'covered in oil' as rescue launched

The emergency rescue operation is underway at Bermuda Lake
The emergency rescue operation is underway at Bermuda Lake -Credit:CoventryLive

An emergency wildlife rescue operation is under way after an oil spill on a lake in Nuneaton. Oil was spotted on the water at the lake in Bermuda, known to play home to a number of different species of birds, earlier this morning (May 16).

Reports on social media suggested that some geese were 'covered in oil'. The RSPCA, Severn Trent, the Environment Agency and the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary have been at the site since reports were made about the discovery.

Boats were due to be sent out onto vast lake to rescue as many birds as possible. Some locals have said that it is not the first time this has happened.

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CoventryLive contacted Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Severn Trent and the RSPCA about the situation. In a statement Martin Young, Warwickshire Waste Team Manager at Severn Trent said: "We have a team at Bermuda Lake, working with the RSPCA and Environment Agency to support the clean-up.

"While the source of the pollution has not yet been determined, we will assist the Environment Agency in its investigating into the cause."

In a statement, the borough council has urged people to stay away from the area while the clean-up takes place. "The council are aware of the situation, and Severn Trent and the Environment Agency are currently investigating the matter," it reads.

"We would like to ask members of the public to please refrain from visiting the area whilst the issue is being dealt with."

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