4 Feb 2016

Investigations underway into Paeroa stream pollution

4:35 pm on 4 February 2016

A clean-up crew and investigators have been back at a Paeroa stream today dealing with a mysterious pink contaminant.

The contaminant is believed to have killed dozens of eels and fish.

Waikato Regional Council said a formal investigation was underway after local residents raised the alarm yesterday.

Investigators believe they have identified the source of the pollutant, but were waiting for samples to be analysed.