Guernsey

Guernsey Petit Bot beach all-clear on contamination

Petit Bot Image copyright Simon Bonaventure
Image caption A large amount of soil has been removed above Petit Bot to clear pollution

A beach near a site polluted by a fire-fighting chemical has been given the all-clear for swimming by health chiefs.

Petit Bot Bay in Guernsey is below a site contaminated by the fire-fighting chemical Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) after a plane crash in 1999.

Environmental Health says the water run-off from the site is diluted by the sea and is no danger to bathers.

A large amount of soil has been removed from the site to clear the pollution.

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