MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 19,2012
Tags: beach, beach closure, disease, fish, fishing, health, illness, outdoors, public health, pump station, reopen, safety, sewage, sewage spill, sewer, sickness, state agency, swim, swimmer, swimming
BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi.
The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach.
Last Saturday, the City of Biloxi reported a sewage bypass at U.S. 90 and Gateway Boulevard and a pump station problem, according to MDEQ. Samples taken found no contamination in the area of Station 11A, and the city made repairs to the pump station within two or three hours of the reported bypass. In addition, the city took remedial actions, which limited the amount of wastewater that may have reached the Mississippi Sound.
Sampling has indicated no water contamination remains, MDEQ reports.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Gulf LNG terminal mulling export opportunities
- Education officials changing school rating system
- Yarber could be sworn in today as new Jackson mayor
- Capital City voters to elect new mayor in runoff
- Historic COFO building demolished due to structural problems
- Seafood R’evolution set to make Mississippi ‘the new culinary epicenter of the South’
- After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility
- Pharma Pac lays off rest of workers; could end up owing state
- Ole Miss launches commitment to be 'climate neutral'
- SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand