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Started by mikeshadow on Aug 11, 2019 4:47:07 PM
Worthing seafront cordon over 'hazardous material'

Police closed down a seaside resort during a "hazardous material incident" after people reported having sore eyes and vomiting.

A two-mile cordon was in place on Worthing seafront. Social media users reported being evacuated from the pier and the beach. People were urged to stay away from the area and shut windows and doors.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-49311079

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mikeshadow - 11 Aug 2019 16:59:04 (#1 of 27)

Similar to the situation just along that coast two years ago.

In August 2017, about 150 people attended hospital reporting sore eyes and vomiting after a chemical haze drifted over Eastbourne.

InternationalVicar - 11 Aug 2019 16:59:21 (#2 of 27)

there was also the mysterious Birling Gap miasma a couple of years ago that remains unsolved.

InternationalVicar - 11 Aug 2019 16:59:48 (#3 of 27)

oops snap

Ricolas - 11 Aug 2019 17:02:39 (#4 of 27)

A mate of mine once had a kebab with extra chilli sauce on the way to the pub, spent the night drinking chilli lager, and then had a kebab, extra chilli sauce, on the way home.

The neighbourhood effects were much as described in the article.

Anyone know where Greg is?

RosyLovelady - 11 Aug 2019 17:03:24 (#5 of 27)

Nobody died of the miasma last time, as I recall. So now its inventors are back again with a tweaked formula, and hoping for a better outcome.

SinnerBoy - 11 Aug 2019 17:07:55 (#6 of 27)

Bloody Mainwairing and his hopeless crew!

Policywatcher - 11 Aug 2019 17:15:01 (#7 of 27)

Didn't we have a major one of these in about the same location a couple of years back?

Policywatcher - 11 Aug 2019 17:16:40 (#8 of 27)

Yes, here it is

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/27/seaside-residents-told-to-stay-indoors-as-noxious-odour-spreads

RosyLovelady - 11 Aug 2019 17:54:48 (#9 of 27)

It's a spillage from something the government thought would keep the gulls away.

Verdigris - 11 Aug 2019 17:56:40 (#10 of 27)

It's been pretty stormy along the Channel recently. Could be that something noxious has been stirred up from the seabed.

RosyLovelady - 11 Aug 2019 18:04:11 (#11 of 27)

Lord Lucan?

Verdigris - 11 Aug 2019 18:06:27 (#12 of 27)

Shergar?

LippyPongstocking - 11 Aug 2019 18:08:58 (#13 of 27)

Bubbles Rothermere?

YorenInTheNorth - 11 Aug 2019 18:09:20 (#14 of 27)

Cthulu?

SinnerBoy - 11 Aug 2019 18:47:22 (#15 of 27)

RosyLovelady -

It's a spillage from something the government thought would keep the gulls away.

- thought would keep the gulls away.

bossab2 - 11 Aug 2019 18:53:12 (#16 of 27)

As I pointed out last time the main French nuclear reprocessing centre is down the coast from Cherbourg.

Any spillage there is quite likely to end up over Blighty.

bossab2 - 11 Aug 2019 18:55:03 (#17 of 27)

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Average-impact-of-La-Hague-reprocessing-plant-in-seawater-corresponding-to-a-constant_fig7_222009013

RosyLovelady - 11 Aug 2019 18:56:02 (#18 of 27)

Hey that'll be a good reason to leave the EU: no more French spillage.

SharkPatoo - 11 Aug 2019 18:56:31 (#19 of 27)

Lord Lucan?

Maybe Robert Maxwell has exploded to keep up with the news.

bignosebignose - 11 Aug 2019 19:06:23 (#20 of 27)

Didn't we have a major one of these in about the same location a couple of years back?

See posts 1 & 2.

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