Kilkenny Fire Service at the scene this morning
A county councillor is calling for a full investigation after a number of barrels were discovered in the River Nore.
Kilkenny Fire Service is at the scene at Lismaine Bridge in Conahy as are staff from the Environment Section of Kilkenny County Council.
Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick described it as 'a very serious incident'.
"This is very concerning, especially given the number of people who are using the river in the current fine weather.
"I am calling for a full investigation and want to know what is contained in these barrels and how they got there," he said.
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