Miami Beaches Reopen
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY health officials said all the affected areas except
for a 40-block stretch on Miami Beach were now open as normal after getting safe results
from water tests on Thursday.
Rebeka Martinez, 24, one of
many models who work on South Beach, wasted no time in hitting the water once the ban was
| More than 20 miles of beaches were closed for swimming
and fishing immediately after a construction company building boatlifts at a marina on
Miami Beach accidentally punctured a large underground sewage drain June 20. Millions of
gallons of untreated sewage went spilling into Biscayne Bay. The damaged pipeline runs
under Biscayne Bay to a treatment plant on Virginia Key.
Pending repairs, which are not yet finished, city water authorities shut the broken pipeline and diverted sewage from Miami Beach and adjoining areas to an old pipe that is now taking untreated waste two miles out into the ocean.