East Sussex WRAS has received the following message from the Environment Agency this morning:
Thank you very much for reporting this to us and providing photos.
Last night Southern Water investigated their surface water drainage system and discovered the source of the oil and put some absorbents in place to prevent any further oil coming out of their system.
We will also be attending today and putting more absorbents in place to clean up the oil.
Environment Officer - Land & Water (East)