Five beaches reopened after oil spill

Local | 11 Aug 2017 7:21 pm

Five of the 13 beaches, closed after palm stearin had been found earlier this week, are now reopened.

The red flags at Middle Bay Beach and Turtle Cove Beach in Southern District, Hong Kong Island, and Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Beach in Islands District have been lowered and the beaches have been reopened, Leisure and Cultural Services Department said today.

The public are advised not to let children play with palm stearin pellets or put them into their mouths for the sake of safety.

According to the Environmental Protection Department, the water quality at these beaches has improved and is suitable for swimming.

Meanwhile, the government said Castle Peak Beach in Tuen Mun District has been closed until further notice due to an oil spill. (File photo of Turtle Cove Beach)

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