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09Aug91 UK: NATIONAL RIVERS AUTHORITY SURVEY SHOWS NEED FOR URGENT REPAIRS TO SEA DEFENCE WALLS.

At least 28 km of sea walls around Britain's coastline need to be strengthened to keep the tide at bay.A survey by the National Rivers Authority shows long stretches of sea defence in need of 'urgent repairs'.The NRA is now pumping £100 million a year into its capital works and maintenance programme for sea walls.A survey of the state of NRA-owned sea defences was made following the flood disaster at Towyn in Wales in February, last year.NRA technical director Dr Clive Swinnerton ...

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