5 beaches polluted, according to Guam EPA

Talofo'fo' Bay. On March 31st, 2022, this beach, along 4 other recreational waters, is polluted beyond safe levels, according to Guam EPA.

Sunday, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) identified 5 recreational waters in Guam that are polluted above accepted bacteriological standards. They are North of Hagat Marina, south of Chaligan Creek, West Hagatna Bay-Park, First Beach, Talofo’fo’ Bay, and Toguan Bay.

The results come from testing 42 samples collected on March 31st.

According to the Guam EPA, “Swimming, fishing or playing in unsafe waters may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats or diarrhea. It may also result in more serious illnesses, such as meningitis.”

Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to illness from contaminated water.