MDEQ opens one Coast beach, lifts advisory on another
by MBJ Staff
Published: March 21,2012
BILOXI and GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a preemptive beach closure issued March 19 for a station in Biloxi:
• Station 11A — which extends from Eisenhower Drive westward to Debuys Road — and also continued west to Mockingbird Lane. The City of Biloxi has repaired the issue at the Edgewater pump station that caused an overflow at Beach Drive near Gateway Drive. MDEQ issued a preemptive closure as a precautionary measure; however, samples show the water is not contaminated.
A water contact advisory issued for March 16 in Gulfport is also lifted:
• Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach at the Armed Forces Retirement Center near Oak Avenue. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, notifies the agency when an area returns to acceptable levels and safe conditions.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- Williams Brothers General Store is something to count on
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters