Monday 23 October 2017

Further investigation needed into cause of E coli outbreak at beaches

A red flag on Kilkee beach in Co Clare during the E coli scare
A red flag on Kilkee beach in Co Clare during the E coli scare

• The reasons given by Clare County Council for the recent E coli outbreak which resulted in the closure of three beaches in the county (Irish Independent, July 20) merit further investigation.

Clare County Council blames excessive rainfall and run-off from the land for the E coli outbreak at Lahinch, Kilkee and Spanish Point beaches.

However, the county council needs to look a bit closer to home to determine the real cause of the outbreak.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss