The news was issued by the City & County of Swansea Council in a bulletin this afternoon
They say that it is still OK to walk on the beaches and even to bathe in the water.
However, with a brisk westerly wind blowing up the Loughor Estuary and the rain battering horizontally, probably nobody would chance a swim today!
Here’s hoping the problem will be quickly sorted, though, to allow the local cocklers to get back to their work.
It is to be hoped also, that this time around, the tests are more accurate than those conducted in 2001 when DSP was detected in this area, closing the beds for fourteen months …. and unnecessarily, as the readings were later found to have been unreliable.