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Saturday 17 February 2018

Swimming in sewage: Public warned to avoid two Dublin beaches

Loughshinny Beach Photo: Janine Jones, Flickr
Loughshinny Beach Photo: Janine Jones, Flickr
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Two popular beaches in Dublin have tested positive for sewage contamination and swimmers are being warned to avoid going in the water.

Loughshinny and Rush South beaches were found to have high levels of microbial contamination after routine testing on Monday.

Fingal County Council issued a 'Do Not Swim' notice for both.

They reported the sources of contamination were a wastewater treatment plant and a sewer network.

The beaches will remain open but members of the public are being advised not to swim there.

Loughshinny has had an all-season restriction on swimming in place after it was classified as having poor water quality in 2016.

People planning on visiting these beaches are being advised to check the EPA website.

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