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Sewage leak closes beaches.

TWO award-winning mid Wales beaches were closed over the weekend after sewage leaked into a river. Aberystwyth's North and South beaches were shut on health and safety grounds after a main sewer burst.

Both beaches fly the European Blue Flag for their facilities and high standards of cleanliness.

Despite emergency repairs, local environmental health officers together with D3/4r Cymru Welsh Water and Environment Agency Wales decided to close the beaches A D3/4r Cymru spokesman said the burst happened on Friday morning, halfway between the pumping station at Tan y Cae and the wastewater treatment works at Glan yr Afon.

The spokesman said there was no evidence of pollution in the Afon Rheidol which runs through the town.

The Environment Agency launched an investigation and took samples of bathing water
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2005
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