23 barrels of unknown chemical found near Ilkeston

23 barrels of an unknown chemical have been found at Cossall and Trent Lock (Paul Reeves / Environment Agency).

23 barrels of an unknown chemical have been found at Cossall and Trent Lock (Paul Reeves / Environment Agency).

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The Environment Agency are currently investigating incident of flytipping at Trent Lock and Cossall.

23 barrels of an unknown chemical were found at the sites yesterday (Wednesday, April 6) and members of the public were advised to stay away from them until they could be removed.

23 barrels of an unknown chemical have been found at Cossall and Trent Lock (Paul Reeves / Environment Agency).

23 barrels of an unknown chemical have been found at Cossall and Trent Lock (Paul Reeves / Environment Agency).

This has now taken place and the authorities are appealing for anyone who knows where the barrels may have come from to come forward.