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2 more beaches reopen

August 15, 2017

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has reopened Pui O Beach and St Stephen's Beach following satisfactory palm stearin cleanup operations.


About 250 staff from the Marine Department, the LCSD, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department and the Environmental Protection Department conducted beach inspections and cleanup operations today.


The oil content of water samples collected from beaches remained at a low level.


The LCSD will continue to conduct routine cleanups at the eight beaches reopened so far.


As of noon today, 207 tonnes of palm stearin had been recovered.


For the eight reopened beaches, the LCSD reminded swimmers to rinse their feet before entering changing rooms to avoid slipping on any palm stearin.


The departments will continue to monitor the situation and enhance cleanup work to reopen beaches as soon as possible.