UPL experts declare Durban beaches safe to reopen after tests

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Beaches along Durban's North Coast have been closed since July.
Beaches along Durban's North Coast have been closed since July.

United Phosphorus Limited’s (UPL) experts have declared all Durban beaches safe to be reopened following the July torching of the Cornubia chemical warehouse.

The beaches were closed as a safety precaution following a toxic spill from the warehouse fire which ended up in the local streams and beaches, resulting in the death of hundreds of fish and other marine life.

In a statement released on Thursday, UPL said after extensive tests and clearing operations, the experts recommended that it was now safe for the City to reopen the beaches.

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