Ellon waste water plant filters wash up at Newburgh
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Thousands of plastic filters have appeared on an Aberdeenshire beach after flooding washed them into the sea from a waste water treatment plant.
The Turning the Plastic Tide project said it had removed more than 2,400 of the devices from a 600m (1,969ft) stretch of shoreline at Newburgh.
It said Scottish Water and Scottish Environment Protection Agency had been alerted to the incident.
Scottish Water said its waste water plant at near Ellon had been overwhelmed by a river during recent heavy rain.
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