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Sargassum: worrying emissions of sulfur gas

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The ARS published yesterday its first statement of data relating to the presence of sargassum in the Northern Islands. Very significant fumes of sulfur gas were observed by the organism in two sectors of the island: at Cul-de-Sac bay as well as at Lucas bay.   

During the official launch of the green brigade, last week at the Hôtel de la Collectivité, the regional delegate of the ARS Pascal Godefroy announced the start of measurements of the hydrogen sulphide rate, each week, in the Northern Islands. . In this first bulletin, the ARS notes that the sectors to be monitored "primarily because of the amount of algae and the proximity of the dwellings" are the bay of Cul-de-Sac, Orientale Bay (North), Lamigeot ( Orleans district) and Lucas Bay (Oyster Pond). The best spots to avoid the Sargassum go from Baie Longue to Anse Marcel, passing through the beaches of Pinel Island, Orient Bay (South) and Galion. Concerning Saint-Barthélemy, strandings continued on most of the beaches. Anse des Cayes, Marigot, Maréchal and St. Jean are areas to watch “especially because of their proximity to residential areas”.

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