Porto Pim beach reopened after water analysis results are known


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Porto Pim beach, in Faial, Azores, was reopened for bathing today, after the results of water tests confirmed no source of contamination at the site, contrary to initial suspicions.

“The results indicate that the water quality is within acceptable parameters,” a source from the Regional Secretariat for the Environment, which is responsible for managing the bathing area, which is part of a Protected Landscape area and which has been awarded the European Blue Flag, told Lusa.

The Captaincy of the Port of Horta and the Health Delegate have therefore decided to lift the bathing restrictions that had been imposed as a precaution on Wednesday, after the lifeguards alerted the authorities to the existence of stains of pollution in the water and intense smells.

At the time, the red flag was raised on Porto Pim beach and the beach was partially closed, as indicated by the Health Delegate, instructing bathers to use only one area of the beach, as they suspected that the water could be contaminated by fecal bacteria.

The results of the analysis now known did not confirm the existence of bacteria above the limits allowed by law, so the bathing area has since been reopened to the public.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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