Ministry: There Is No Seawater Quality Concern

August 18, 2016

The Ministry of Health and Seniors said they have “investigated and confirmed a report of greaseballs on Grape Bay beach,” adding that they test seawater samples and ”currently there is no seawater quality concern at Grape Bay or any other location.”

A reader emailed in the photo below, which they said was taken this week at Grape Bay, and in response to questions from Bernews, the Ministry of Health and Seniors said they have “investigated and confirmed a report of greaseballs on Grape Bay beach.

“The Department of Health routine seawater samples as of 15 August 2016 have been clear to date [see published results here]. The seawater quality is being re-tested today and a beach sweep is being prepared,” the Ministry said last night.

“The Department of Health reminds the public to report concerns by calling Environmental Health on 278-5333. The Ministry will advise the public if seawater quality becomes an issue at any location. Currently, there is no seawater quality concern at Grape Bay or any other location.”

Grease Balls On Grape Bay Beach

The Ministry previously advised that effective September 2017 all commercial food establishments in Bermuda must equip their kitchen with an “approved type and adequately sized grease interceptor,” saying that this will “allow for the proper disposal of Fats, Oils and Greases [FOG] and thus minimise the chance of greaseballs”.

“This policy has applied to all restaurants in the city of Hamilton since 2014, but will now be expanded to include all restaurants island wide to control grease at source,” said Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden

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  1. Insider says:

    Parks department go move the mess on this private beach please

  2. Terry says:

    Bawahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Sheet been floating there since I was a child in the 50′s.

    No one died. No one infected.

    Just a couple of grease and turd mixture balls.

    We used to throw them at each other before J.W. Swan and others bought the nay-bor-hood.

    Lord.

  3. There was a service that would pick the oil up from the restaurant.

    But…

    Are you sure it’s not ambergris?

    If it is it is worth picking up!

    • Terry says:

      Not that small.
      Not too many whales around here like there were years ago. Most have been taken to Japan and Korea…………