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Sewage leak closes Kent beaches

Businesses near some north Kent beaches may be entitled to compensation after claiming their firms are losing money because of a sewage leak. Thanet District Council closed some beaches after a pumping station discharged the waste into the sea.

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Sewage beaches may reopen by weekend

Beaches could reopen by weekend

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.

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