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Fishermen claim carwash is polluting their water

February 16, 2012
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ILKLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND — Anglers or “fishermen” are complaining that a carwash is polluting the land, the Yorkshire Post reported.

The Feb. 16 story said the carwash is near the River Wharfe.

Steve Fairbourn, president of Ilkley Angling Club, said in the story, “There are major problems with it, and we want a stop being put to it.”

A spokeswoman for the Bradford Council also stated in the story, “Investigations have been ongoing regarding this carwash and alleged contamination of the water course. Both Bradford Council and the Environment Agency are instigating legal proceedings to resolve the issues.”

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