Oil slick on Essex coast
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Essex beaches closed after oil spill

People have been advised to keep away from a beach in Essex where an oil slick has washed ashore.

Four miles of beach at Southend has been affected by oil which is also reported on parts of Canvey Beach.

It is believed to have come from a boat in the River Thames and the council is liaising with the Environment Agency.

Gareth George reports.

  • 21 Sep 2010
  • From the section UK
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