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Aberdour Black Sands Beach 14 times over the limit – Silversands 20 – 50 times over the limit

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Aberdour Black Sands Beach 14 times over the limit – Silversands 20 – 50 times over the limit (Story – The Ferret) and thanks to Colin Hay Dalgety Bay Billboard
“As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).”
“Heavy rain has caused sewers to overflow and animal faeces to be washed off the land, putting the health of swimmers, surfers and paddlers at risk in Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Argyll, Aberdeenshire, Fife and Lothian.”
“The worst contaminated bathing waters were at Aberdour in Fife and Luss Bay on Loch Lomond. Samples taken by Sepa after heavy rainfall in August contained levels of faecal bacteria between six and 50 times higher than the limits.”
“Other pollution hotspots included Portobello beach near Edinburgh, South Beach in Ayr and Rockcliffe in Dumfries and Galloway. One bathing water at Fisherrow in Musselburgh has been delisted after being rated “poor” for pollution five years running.”
Leven, Fife – sample breach (4 Aug)
Seafield Beach, Kirkcaldy, Fife – predicted poor (14 Aug), sample breach (17 Aug)
Harbour Beach, Kinghorn, Fife – predicted poor (14 Aug), sample breach (17 Aug)
Pettycur Beach, Kinghorn, Fife – sample breach (4 Aug)
Burntisland, Fife – sample breach (17 Aug)
Silversands, Aberdour, Fife – sample between 20 and 50 times over limits (17 Aug)
Black Sands, Aberdour Harbour, Fife – sample 14 times over limit (17 Aug)


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