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Swimmers at three Dublin beaches warned about potential wastewater contamination

Test results are due tomorrow which could give the green light again to swimmers.

Sandymount Strand is one of the affected beaches.
Sandymount Strand is one of the affected beaches.
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BATHERS HAVE BEEN warned about swimming at three Dublin beaches following overflowing wastewater at a pumping station in the city.

Precautionary bathing water notices have been placed at Dollymount, Sandymount and Merrion beaches and will remain in place until the results of tests are returned tomorrow.

The wastewater build-up and overflow occurred the East Road Pumping Station due to a power outage at the Spencer Dock Pumping Station.

The fault has been resolved but the bathing advisory notices have been placed on the beaches as a precaution as they may have been affected by the overflow.

The decision to place the notices was taken following consultation by Irish Water, the HSE and Dublin City Council.

Irish Water has said that water samples have been taken and that the results will be available tomorrow morning, at which point it is hoped that the notices can be lifted by lunchtime.

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