On 30 beaches of the annexed Crimea, 53 samples were found that do not meet the safety requirements for microbiological indicators, reported the press service of Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing)in the Crimea.
It is reported that all seawater samples that did not meet standards were re-tested. Local government and beach users were informed of the situation. In addition, it was forbidden to swim at these beaches until water samples are satisfactory in safety indicators.
On August 15th, the Yalta branch of Rospotrebnadzor banned swimming at all city beaches from the hotel Yalta-Intourist to Livadia city beach due to sewage spewing into the sea from a damaged underwater sewage system near the town of Otradnoe. Later the ban was canceled.
Earlier, the head of the Yalta branch of Rospotrebnadzor reported that residents and guests of Yalta had more gastrointestinal infections due to swimming in the sea after heavy rains.