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"Fat like" substance on beaches not toxic

Tue, 28 Jan 2014

A "fat like" substance that has washed up on the Island’s beaches over the last couple of days is not toxic.

That’s according to the coastguard - which says it could, however, be potentially harmful to dogs.

White deposits ranging in size from golf balls to slabs were found predominantly on Port Erin beach on Saturday.

Chris Burton is the senior watch officer at the marine operations centre – he says the material has now been analysed:


  • Chris Burton

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