Beach substance confirmed to be waxy oil
A white substance that washed up along the Adur and Worthing coastline a week ago has been confirmed as a waxy mineral oil.
The oil, which was found on April 3, is not hazardous to people or animals unless it is digested.
A spokesperson for Adur and Worthing councils said: “The council immediately arranged for the substance to be tested to confirm what it was, and a clean-up and dispersal campaign was undertaken. It has now been confirmed that the substance is a waxy mineral oil.
“Although the clean-up process is complete, Adur and Worthing councils continue to ask the public to remain vigilant and to contact them should they notice this substance coming ashore again.”
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