MDEQ Issues Temporary Advisory for Dutch Bayou in Moss Point

(JACKSON, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a temporary water contact advisory Friday for Dutch Bayou in Moss Point.  The advisory was issued due to a fuel spill from the Pilot Travel Center located at 6705 Highway 63.

MDEQ Emergency Response and Underground Storage Tank staff and local emergency officials are onsite monitoring the cleanup and the bayou.  The amount spilled and extent of release have not yet been determined.  A contractor hired by the responsible party will clean up the spill and any impact to the bayou.

MDEQ recommends that people avoid water contact recreation such as swimming or wading in these waters. In addition, people should avoid eating fish from these waters until further notice.  MDEQ will continue to monitor the situation and will lift the advisory when appropriate.

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