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In picture: Sewage spill

The Seafield waste water treatment works

The leak came from the Thames Water treatment works at Seafield, Leith

Emergency overflow pipe

The sewage was released into the sea from an emergency overflow pipe

Sepa worker after collecting water samples

Sepa workers have been collecting water samples to assess the risks

Man on bench at beach

A man sits and reads his paper beside the deserted beach at Portobello

Council workers at Portobello Beach

Edinburgh City Council workers assess the damage caused by the sewage

Couple on beach

A couple walk on Portobello Beach, seemingly unaware of the possible risk

Sara Edmonds (left) and Aileen Holland

Sara Edmonds, 28, an Edinburgh University student, and her friend Aileen Holland, 27, who was visiting from London, were shocked to hear about the sewage after walking on the beach

Golden retriever on beach

The owners of Luke the Golden Retriever took him onto the beach unaware of the health warning

Euan Degaetano walking on a wall

Euan Degaetano, 18 months, who usually walks on the beach every day, had to make do with walking on a wall

John Cropley playing golf on the beach

John Cropley, 40, owner of Forthview Bar on Portobello Beach promenade, was not put off by the scare and continued to play golf on the beach and retrieve his balls from the sea

Portobello Beach

Portobello Beach has been almost deserted since the leak was discovered

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