Senasa warns river, streams polluted

Monday, October 27, 2003

All but one of the beaches along the Paraguay River has high fecal chloroform levels, local paper La Nacion quoted national environment sanitation service, Senasa, director Genaro Cristaldo as saying.

Acceptable levels do not exceed 500 fecal chloroform units for every 100cc, while the majority of beaches have 6,000-10,000 units/100cc, said Cristaldo, in the lead up to this southern hemisphere's summer vacation period.

He said streams in Cordillera department are also not apt for recreational use.

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