GEPA: 9 beaches polluted

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The results of 43 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on June 03, 2021, identified that the following nine recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:

Agat Nimitz Beach

North of Agat Marina, south of Chaligan Creek

Asan Bay Beach

Chalan Pago Pago Bay

Hagatna Bayside Park

Padre Palomo Park Beach
Merizo Merizo Pier – Mamaon Channel

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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