Wastewater spill closes Jutland beach

Fisherman spotted the messy situation

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July 29th, 2014 12:52 pm| by admin
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Those looking to beat the heat by taking a dip at the beach at Vemmingbund near the town of Sønderborg in southern Jutland will have to wait a few days. The beach is closed and the blue flag, indicating clean water, has been taken down.

Wastewater containing manure has been spilling from a nearby pipe and has contaminated water in the area, at least for the time being.

READ MORE: Denmark's nature among EU's most polluted

A local fisherman discovered the leaking pipe and reported it to authorities early yesterday morning.

The spill has been stopped and the contaminated water is being pumped into a nearby field. The council hopes to reopen the beach in a few days.

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