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A crappy situation in Gulfport waterways is heading east

The map shows areas of waterways where a no-contact advisory is in effect.
The map shows areas of waterways where a no-contact advisory is in effect.

The danger from contamination has been extended in Gulfport waterways subjected earlier this week to sewage gushers.

The state Department of Environmental Quality advises people to avoid contact with the Industrial Seaway and Bernard Bayou from U.S. 49 through Big Lake to Popp’s Ferry Road in Biloxi. The MDEQ said to avoid eating any fish caught in these waterways.

The MDEQ said sampling indicates the spilled sewage has moved to the east.

A news release said the MDEQ will lift the advisory only after two consecutive water samples show bacteria levels are safe.

An estimated 500,000 gallons spilled into the waterways after breaks in pressurized sewage lines Oct. 3 on Crossroads Parkway and Glascock Drive.

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