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Rescue effort continues after hundreds of birds washed up along Dorset coastline

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Summary

  • *More than 300 birds, dead and alive, have washed up over the past several days.
  • *The Environment Agency says the birds have been contaminated by a 'refined mineral-based oil mixture'. But there is no suggestion yet where it has come from.
  • *The birds started being washed up on Wednesday and the situation has been getting worse.
  • *Members of the public are urged to stay away and leave the experts to deal with injured birds.
  • *The rescue operation will continue at Portland today. Keep logged on to dorsetecho.co.uk for all of the latest updates.
  • *If you have any pictures or videos, email them to newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk or call 01305 830999.
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