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COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Sept. 4, 2014

7 Saipan beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged seven Saipan beaches and is advising the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified. Affected sites are the DPW Channel Bridge, Outer Cove Marina, American Memorial Park drainage, Puerto Rico Dump, Smiling Cove Marina, Fiesta Resort drainage, and the Garapan Fishing Dock. Samples collected from these locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. DEQ analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational beaches and storm drainage every Tuesday. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)

Navy, Air Force training at Orote Point Flightline

SANTA RITA, Guam—The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force and will conduct flight training at the Orote Point flightline on U.S. Naval Base Guam Sept. 8 from 9pm to 11:59pm. This training is designed to enhance the training and readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see and hear increased activity associated with the exercise to include aircraft operations. (PR)

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