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LOOK: Water Around Dolomite Beach is Tested for Poop or Fecal Coliform

The DENR collected samples.
by Jerome Ascano and Ara Eugenio
Jul 28, 2021
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

Authorities on Wednesday strolled down the newly-replenished dolomite beach in Manila Bay, collecting water samples to measure the level of fecal coliform bacteria that is harmful to human health. 

As piles of trash washed ashore on the artificial beach, health risks brought by potential waterborne diseases are again raised against the body of water whose tributaries extend to many parts of the metro.

Dolomite Beach was open to the public for a limited period in mid-July, closing just in time before the combined wrath of Typhoon Fabian and the southwest monsoon (Habagat) was unleased in the capital region, bringing floods.


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