Bacteria Forces Closing of 3 Huntington Beaches

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach in Huntington, Centerport Yacht Club Beach in Centerport and Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck, were closed Wednesday to bathing because of the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria, the Suffolk Health Department said.

Beaches will reopen when bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken said that bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx

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