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Cyan bacteria causes swimming and boating ban

The Flemish Environment Agency has banned all swimming and watersport activities on a number of canals and lakes in Limburg Province. Excess concentration of cyan bacteria have been found in the waterways and they pose a danger to human health. Not only swimming has been banned, but also sailing and kayaking. Farmers have also been banned from pumping up water out of the stricken waterways to water their fields.