GEPA: 13 recreational waters polluted

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The results of 43 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on August 05, 2021, identified that the following 13 recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:

Agat Bangi Beach
Nimitz Beach
North of Agat Marina, south of Chaligan Creek
Togcha Beach – Agat
Togcha Beach – Cemetery
Asan Adelup Point Beach (West)
Hagatna Channel
Padre Palomo Park Beach

Inarajan Bay
Merizo Pier – Mamaon Channel
Piti Santos Memorial
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.

(GEPA Release)

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