Thousands of fish poisoned by spills from French dairy plantStaff Writer | August 31, 2017
An accident at a Brittany dairy plant has killed thousands of fish and left a nearby river badly polluted.
Fish The Lactalis factory in Retiers
The foundation's president, Jérémy Grandière, said there was also a terrible stench owing to the "thousands" of dead fish.
Speaking to FranceTVInfo, Grandière said that the fish still alive in the river were "doomed".
A problem at the factory's wastewater treatment plant in mid-August meant an abnormal amount of lactose was released into the river, reducing oxygen levels. ■