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Beaches on the north-east Kent coastline are closed to swimmers for a fourth day after raw sewage was let out into the sea off Thanet when a pumping station broke down. The Environment Agency is currently carrying out tests on the water.
Southern Water says some beaches around Margate and Broadstairs could be opened as soon as this weekend.
The operation to reopen some of north Kent's beaches continues. Problems at a water firm's pumping station led to sewage being pumped into the sea. Beaches have been closed to the public since the weekend.
Firms in north Kent could be entitled to compensation after claiming they have suffered financially from the closure of several beaches in Thanet because of pollution. The beaches were closed after sewage was discharged into the water after problems at a pumping station.
Southern Water has apologised for the leakage.
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Firms in north Kent may claim compensation for financial losses after the closure of several beaches in Thanet following a sewage leak.