Scottish Water investigate‘chemical discharge’
Mystery surrounds a ‘chemical odour’ reportedly coming from the Clyde in Rutherglen on Friday.
Scottish Water are currently investigating the source of the smell, which was also reported near Dalmarnock and Parkhead earlier in the week.
Mystery surrounds a “chemical odour” that was reported coming from the Clyde at Rutherglen on Friday.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue team attended the river near to Dalmarnock Bridge just after 4pm on January 6.
Scottish Water was also on the scene and are currently investigating the source of the substance.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency are also looking into the incident but refused to comment on whether the source of the smell was potentially harmful to fish and other wildlife in the river.
It is believed the smell, which has been described as being “petroleum-like”, is related to similar odours reported in Dalmarnock, Parkhead and Bridgeton earlier in the week.
On Thursday, the Emirates Arena had to be evacuated as a precautionary measure.
A spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue said there had been calls on January 4 and 5 from the Glasgow side of the river before the Rutherglen call on Friday.
He added: “At 4.13pm on Friday, January 6 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chemical smell in the area around Dalmarnock Bridge in Rutherglen.
“This appears to have been related to similar incidents in the Dalmarnock area earlier in the week.
“An environmental protection unit was sent to the scene to assist Scottish Water and atmospheric monitoring was carried out.
“We left the scene shortly before 9pm after making sure the area was safe.”
Scottish Water are treating the incidents as a “suspected fuel discharge”. A spokesman said checks on the sewers showed they were clear of any vapours.
They added: “Scottish Water will continue to monitor the waste water network in the area and investigate the cause of the suspected fuel discharge.”
Kicking up a stink The nasty odour was reported near to Dalmarnock Bridge