Surfers Against Sewage question the integrity of the Blue Flag awards for clean beaches

We record here research published by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) on 6th August 2010 which suggests that around one-quarter of the beaches in the UK which are flying the premier quality Blue Flag are, in fact, experiencing contamination from local sewage discharges. For details of the beaches affected and how this pollution is caused see the SAS Report, and for details of the risks that this may pose for public health, see the MARINET item below titled: “Pathogens identified in sewage contaminated bathing water.”

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