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Bathing reopens on Carcavelos beach after contamination fears close it down

in News · 01-09-2017 14:04:00 · 0 Comments

Bathing in the waters off Carcavelos beach has once again reoped to the public after regional health authorities on Thursday barred beachgoers from entering the sea while the results of tests to analyse the water quality were awaited.

Bathing reopens on Carcavelos beach after contamination fears close it down

The decision took effect at 9am on Thursday, with the local coastguard saying that the ban was not likely to be lifted any sooner than 24 hours.
“In the wake of the heavy rains of Tuesday the water overflowed the weirs placed on the streams and brought dirty waters onto the beach," said the coastguard commander for Cascais, Mário Domingues on Thursday.

"As a precaution it was decided to bar the beach to bathing, but we hope that tomorrow [Friday] everything can go back to normal, when we have the results of the analyses", he added.
The tests were carried out by the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) and Cascais council and, according to reports, came back showing thw water quality was 'excellent'.
The head of the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regional health authority, Mário Durval, told Lusa that the ban had been "absolutely necessary", given that “there were no guarantees that the water was not contaminated”.

 

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Edition 1442
23 September 2017
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