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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A popular Wakefield country park lake is closed to the public and a warning has been issued to dog owners after green algae has been spotted. The algae has been seen on the lake surface at Pugney's. Wakefield Council has said the closure has been taken as a “precaution” and that the algae should naturally disperse itself. The council has also made it clear that green algae does not turn into the green-blue algae which is hazardous to the health and also fatal to dogs. Julie Russell, Wakefield Council’s Service Director for Arts, Culture and Leisure, said: “Due to the presence of green algae in the water we are reminding people that as a precaution they should keep their animals out of the water, at this time. Green algae does not turn into blue green algae. Read More: Heartbroken families of Tommy Shevels, Aaron Bell, Louis Banks, pay moving tribute to boys killed in Bedale crash "Algae is a natural occurrence that will happen year on year. We expect the green algae to disperse naturally over the coming days and weeks.
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. The rest of the park remains open as usual for residents and visitors to come and enjoy.” Pugney’s Country Park also put out a statement on its Facebook page. The statement reads: “Unfortunately the lake at Pugney’s has been closed today due to high levels of green algae in the water. "As a precautionary measure we are advising people and dogs to keep away from the water until the algae has dispersed. We expect the algae to disperse naturally over the coming days/weeks. We are continuing to monitor the lake water so that we can reopen it as soon as it is practical to do so. The rest of the park remains open as usual for residents and visitors.” Read Next: Sainsbury's bans man from every store in the UK for life as he is left 'disgusted' Live as major Yorkshire road blocked after serious crash with police and air ambulance at scene Woman 'furious' with Barratt Homes as 'smell of raw sewage' seeps into her home under the floorboards Fears 585,000 households could miss out on £400 energy rebate payment Get the latest Yorkshire Live news with our email newsletters
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