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Engineers baffled

Failure of the £500M Sea Change clean up scheme to bring Blackpool's bathing waters up to European Union standards left NWW engineers baffled. Initial thoughts centred on the possibility that uncharted outfalls were still discharging raw sewage somewhere. But helicopter rides along the beach, infrared camera studies and six months of intense searching all drew a blank.

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