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Unsafe timber heading for building sites

Some of the timber washed up on the Kent coast last week has found its way to building sites, even though it is not suitable for construction, Thanet council has said.
The authority has warned people hoping to use the sawn wood that structural timber needed to satisfy building regulations ands that wood from the wreck is ungraded, untreated and probably suffering from having been in the water for days.

The timber washed ashore last week when the Russian-registered Sinegorsk shed its 1,500-tonne load in rough seas, 14 miles off the port of Newhaven, East Sussex.

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