A public meeting will be held later to investigate why untreated sewage leaked from a water treatment facility, contaminating 16 miles of the Kent coastline.
Thanet District Council was forced to close 22 beaches after the leak from Southern Water's Foreness Point pumping station.
It's believed that the plant discharged the sewage into the sea after it failed to cope with heavy rainfall.
The Environment Agency and Southern Water will both be represented at the meeting, with business leaders calling on the company to provide compensation following the beach closures.
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