Tar Cove safe for recreation, officials say

June 19, 2005

Tar Cove in Pasadena's Sillery Bay is safe for swimming and other recreational activities, Anne Arundel County health officials say.

Thursday, the county Health Department lifted an advisory issued early last week when water-quality tests showed bacteria levels in the cove near Gibson Island were more than three times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acceptable levels of 104 organisms per 100 milliliters.

Further testing has shown that the bacteria level has decreased to 10 organisms per 100 milliliters.

Information: 410-222-7999 or aahealth.org/Environmental/wq.asp

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