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Southern Water dumps untreated sewage into East Worthing sea
2:30pm Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
Tons of untreated sewage has been dumped into the sea after a "technical issue".
Bathers are being warned to avoid East Worthing beach after the effluent began being discharged at about 3am this morning.
The discharge was the result of a technical issue at Southern Water Services' water treatment works in Western Road, Lancing.
The Environment Agency were notified this morning and have been onsite trying to minimise the impact.
A spokeswoman confirmed as of 3pm today sewage was still going out of the treatment works but the amount was reducing.
Members of the public can report pollution incidents by calling the Environment Agency’s emergency hotline on 0800 80 70 60.
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