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Government to review emergency response to chemical haze

The Government has launched a review into the emergency response to the chemical haze - which left 150 people in Sussex needing hospital treatment.

People being treated at Eastbourne District General Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Beaches were evacuated from Birling Gap to Bexhill-on-Sea - in August - after holidaymakers suffered streaming eyes, sore throats and vomiting. The source of the pollution is still unknown.

Around 150 people needed hospital treatment Credit: Eddie Mitchell

"A multi-agency review is currently looking into all aspects of the operational response to the incident. The review is at an early stage but it is to explore the operational response should a similar event happen again."

– Defra