GEPA: 10 beaches polluted

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The results of 43 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on February 25, 2021, identified that the following 10 recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:

= Agat Bangi Beach
= Nimitz Beach
= Togcha Beach – Cemetery
= Asan Adelup Beach Park
= Adelup Point Beach (West)
= Asan Bay Beach

= Hagatna West Hagatna Bay – West Storm Drain
= Piti Bay
= Talofofo Bay
= Umatac Toguan Bay

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, encephalitis, or severe gastroenteritis.

Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems have a greater chance of getting sick when they come in contact with contaminated water.

The Recreational Waters Pollution Report is compiled by Guam EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Analytical Services (EMAS) Division. Guam EPA has performed this community service weekly since 1974.

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