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Shedding artificial turf fibres washing into nearby creek

Environmental concern forces closure of three-year-old field


November 20, 2019
By Victoria Times Colonist

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The artificial field at Oak Bay High School in Victoria has been shut down after its fibres were found washing away into a nearby creek.

Artificial turf fibres from a Victoria high school sports field have been washing into the nearby Bowker Creek, creating an environmental concern. The three-year-old field will be replaced under warranty and has since been shut down from further use, posing a scheduling issue for local minor soccer teams.

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