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Please supply me with the test results taken by the EA for silt and water analysis at Smethwick Hall Park, Smethwick, West midlands on 18/7/19. These include the tests for pathogens in the silt and water. Also any further tests that have been carried out to date by the EA at this location subsequently.
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within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

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Dear Sirs

Enquiry regarding Smethwick Hall Park silt sample analysis

 

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 6 September.

 

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Please find attached the data collected on the 18 July 2019.  There have
been no further samples taken.

 

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Mr Carroll left an annotation ()

Useful article in the Veterinary record concerning botulism amongst birds being found on poor quality urban park lakes such as Smethwick Hall Park. https://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content...

"Environmental changes resulting in eutrophic (with low dissolved oxygen) water conditions, linked with suitable substrate, can promote toxin production by the bacteria. For example, raised ambient temperatures, poor water quality, fluctuating water levels leading to shallow stagnant areas and warming of the soil and sediment can promote toxin production."