Petersburg beach tainted with sewage

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that it has found high levels of fecal coliform bacteria at Petersburg’s Sandy Beach.

The beach is a popular recreation destination for Petersburg residents.

According to DEC testing Sept. 16, levels of the bacteria most commonly found in sewage were twice Alaska’s maximum limit.

The DEC recommends against swimming in the water off the beach. Any fish caught off the beach should be washed with clean water.

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