Posts Tagged ‘bacteria’

MDEQ lifts one Gulf Coast beach advisory

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted one water contact advisory issued March 1. The advisory has been lifted for Station 10-Gulfport Central, which extends from Alfonso Drive east to the old VA entrance. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria […] [...]

Agency issues warning but does not close Coast beaches

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued water contact advisories for three beach sampling stations in Hancock County. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. MDEQ is working closely with local […] [...]

MDEQ lifts another post-Isaac beach closure

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued August 31 after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. Reopened is Station 7A in Long Beach, which extends from Oak Gardens on the west to Girard on the east. Water samples show the area has attained […] [...]

MDEQ: Reports of ‘oil sheen’ may actually be bacteria

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality advises the public that possible sightings and reports of oil sheen on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Isaac may be naturally occurring iron bacteria, which are not harmful to people’s health or water. Iron bacteria occur naturally in waterways where they feed on minerals […] [...]

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