Work underway to tackle large diesel spillage at Doncaster nature reserve

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.
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A clean-up operation to deal with a 'major diesel spillage' near to a Doncaster nature reserve has got underway.

Teams from the Environment Agency were sent out to Potteric Carr yesterday, due to a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from the nature reserve.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

Paul Reeves of the Environment Agency said of the operation on Twitter: "We have had teams working near #Doncaster today dealing with a major oil pollution upstream of @YWTPottericCarr nature reserve.

"#TeamEA has contained and removed a significant amount of #Diesel at #Doncaster so far, still a lot of work to be done."

The Environment Agency has resumed the operation this morning, working alongside White Rose Way by McDonald's and the ponds by Carolina Way.

Paul Reeves added: "#TeamEA has contained and removed a significant amount of #Diesel at #Doncaster so far, still a lot of work to be done."

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The cause of the diesel spillage has not yet been confirmed by the Environment Agency, who have been contacted for more information.

Located in land off Mallard Way, the Potteric Carr nature reserve is home to a large range of wetland birds, dotted with hides,

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is cleaning up a 'large diesel spillage' upstream from Potteric Carr. Picture: The Environment Agency.