Harmful chemicals in burn to be flushed | Hexavalent Chromium

High levels of a toxic chemical which turned a Glasgow burn bright green are to be flushed into the River Clyde, the city council has said.

The burn in Polmadie was fenced off after inspectors from environment watchdog Sepa discovered a concentration of Hexavalent Chromium.

The element, which has been linked with cancer, is largely banned in manufacturing in the EU.

Glasgow City Council said a proposal to flush out the burn had been agreed on.



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