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72hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to unacceptable levels

first_img A ‘Warning Do Not Swim” Notice is being raised at Front Beach in Balbriggan due to high bacterial levels and will last for 72 hours. It is likely due to animals/birds and from contamination of urban surface water discharging into bathing areas. The issue is being investigated. pic.twitter.com/1ZsUXjQEA5— FingalCountyCouncil (@Fingalcoco) September 11, 2019 72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to ‘unacceptable levels of bacteria’ Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned. A NO SWIMMING notice has been issued for the front beach at Balbriggan, Dublin. Fingal County Council said the ban is being implemented due to “unacceptable levels of bacteria in a recent bathing water sample”. The warning was issued yesterday and will remain in place for 72 hours. The council said the likely cause of the bacteria levels is due to suspected impacts from “animals/birds and contamination of urban surface water discharging into bathing areas”.  Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 7:48 AM 12,896 Views Source: FingalCountyCouncil/Twitter By Hayley Halpin Share47 Tweet Email4 https://jrnl.ie/4805633 center_img Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thu 7:48 AM Short URL 10 Comments Swimming in the water may cause illness, the council warned.A repeat sample of the water was taken yesterday and results are due back next Monday. The council has consulted the HSE on the matter. Investigations are ongoing, the council said. last_img read more