Contaminated Fish Warning Issued After Scottish Sewage Spill

April 25, 2007

The Food Standards Agency Scotland has warned that fish caught in waters flooded with millions of liters of sewage should not be eaten.

The sewage was discharged into the Firth of Forth after a pump breakdown at the Seafield wastewater treatment plant last week.

According to the, the Food Standards Agency Scotland has called for a complete halt of fishing in the area. Fish from the Firth of Forth could pose a health risk.

At one point during the spill, 1,000 liters of raw sewage spilled into the Forth every second.