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Title: Bacterial quality of the bathing waters at Seaton, Cornwall, and of the River Seaton
Author: N. Babbedge
Document Type: Monograph
At Seaton (Cornwall), there have been exceedances of the mandatory levels of E. Coli within the bathing waters on at least one occasion every year since 1986. If, during a bathing season, more than 5% of samples exceed the mandatory levels, then the beach will fail to comply with the EC Bathing Water Directive. Seaton failed in 1986 and 1988. Examination of the routine bathing water sample analyses since 1986 indicates that the Seaton crude outfall is probably the prime cause of failure, with the River Seaton a secondary cause. Also, the E.Coli levels in samples collected from the River Seaton at the beach exceed bathing water standards on 39% of occasions. The survey also highlighted periodic inputs of bacteria below Hessenford, which require further investigation.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersBathing Water DirectiveDirectives (European Union)Bacterial monitoringSewage treatmentEffluents
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestSeaton (Devon)North Cornwall, Seaton, Looe and Fowey catchment
Extent: 13; + figures, tables and appendices
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