Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2016

Beach pollution alert

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

A clean-up is underway at Nolton Haven after tar-like deposits were discovered at one end of the beach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Warning signs are being erected and the public is advised to avoid direct contact with the deposits and to keep dogs on leads. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The alarm was raised by a member of the public this morning (Thursday, 4th February) and shortly afterwards the beach was inspected by officers from Pembrokeshire County Council, Natural Resources Wales and the Maritime Coastguard Agency. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Deposits of the substance were confirmed in a small area limited to the south end of the beach. Further materials may be deposited on subsequent high tides. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The source is currently unknown. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you notice any pollution, please notify the Maritime Coastguard Agency on 01646 690909. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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