More than 50 British beaches ‘not safe’ under new EU rules

Published on CNN on 7th May 2013:

More than 50 top British beaches would be declared unsafe for swimming under the European Union’s new water safety rules.

The European Environment Agency is to introduce new, stricter guidelines on water pollution in 2015.

The Telegraph has named 55 beaches in England, including popular resorts in Cornwall, Dorset and Hampshire, that do not currently meet the new standards, which would classify beaches as “excellent,” “good,” “sufficient” or “poor.”

“For those classed as poor, beach controllers will be required to display a sign advising visitors not to swim there,” said an Environment Agency spokesperson to CNN.

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