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River Shannon Oil Spill kills birds and fish

Efforts are under way in Westmeath to locate the source of an oil spill in the River Shannon over the weekend.  A number of animals, including cormorants and cygnets were covered in oil in the incident on the River Shannon in Athlone at an area known locally as the "Big Meadows". A spokesperson for Athlone SPCA said some of the birds have been taken for special cleaning to an animal sanctuary in ...
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Rivers Monitoring Programme

Ireland has more than 73,000 km of river channels. If placed end-to-end, they could encircle the Earth almost twice.  Three-quarters of these channels are very small streams that typically flow into larger rivers. The longest and largest river in Ireland is the Shannon. It runs for more than 360 km from its source to the sea and discharges on average more than 200,000 litres of water per second...
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