Nestlé sued over tonnes of dead fish in French river - BBC News

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Summary generated on August 14, 2020

    AFP The head of a French fishing federation has lodged a complaint against global food conglomerate Nestlé, after thousands of fish were found dead in a river in north-eastern France.

    Several tonnes of dead fish were reported in the Aisne river at the weekend, close to a Nestlé factory.

    The deaths were due to a decrease in oxygen levels in the water, the local prefecture said on Tuesday.

    Tests are being carried out to determine the origin of the pollution.

    The dead fish were found near Challerange, 50km from Reims, the prefecture said in a statement.

    Since the discovery of the dead fish, volunteer fishermen and firefighters have been working to clean up the river.

    A dam had also been installed to contain the spread of pollution, the prefecture said.