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'Poo-nami' of raw sewage hits English beaches






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Water companies in the UK pumped raw sewage into the sea. The UK told people not to go swimming or surfing. People could get diseases if they went into the water. Water companies said people should keep their mouth closed in the sea. A woman said: "It's filthy…and it stinks." She called it a "poonami".

People are angry with the water companies. The bosses get million-dollar bonuses for polluting the sea. England's beaches were among the cleanest in Europe. Now they are the dirtiest. A woman said clean water was a human right. She said CEOs cared more about bonuses than about clean water or the environment.

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