A whirlwind in the Scottish Sea has sparked heated discussions about what lies behind it.
Paul Young, 46, was filming with his drone on Sunday, and in the footage the foamy waves formed a whirlwind accompanied by a line.
After posting it on social media to ask followers what it might have been, he said the answers he received ranged from egg meringue, damaged pipes, methane leaks to potential explosives. Since it was located near a spill station, he thought it could most likely be some damaged pipeline.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed the phenomenon and explained it as a mixture of rainwater with wastewater discharged into the sea.
“This is a routine act of draining wastewater before it passes into the environment, but it is mixed with rainwater,” said a spokesman.
The agency assured the residents that the operator who performs this routine action ensures to perform analyzes that guarantee the strict quality of the water that flows into the sea so as not to contaminate it.
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