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Advice against bathing at Dhoon Bay bathing water

Date published: 19 June 2024

Environmental incident

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are investigating an ongoing pollution incident at Dhoon Bay due to a slurry spill which began on Wednesday 19th June.

Due to the potential impact on water quality SEPA’s bathing water signage at Dhoon Bay has been updated to advise against bathing.  

A spokesperson for SEPA said:  

“SEPA was made aware by members of the public of an ongoing pollution incident at Dhoon Bay following a slurry spill.

“Our officers have attended the location, located the source of the pollution and mitigation measures are being put in place. 

“Water quality testing has been carried out and we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

“SEPA’s electronic bathing water signage will continue to reflect the temporary guidance against paddling or bathing until SEPA are satisfied there is no risk.”