Bayswater Beach reopens after probe into oily sheen
BRIDGEWATER– Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County is now reopen to swimming.
Tony Kiritsis of the Department of Health and Wellness said it was closed Friday evening as a precaution after an oily sheen was noticed on the water.
Kiritsis said it is not believed to be connected to the Cooke Aquaculture site offshore in the area, as one resident believes.
Though the origin of the sheen has not been determine, he said in an interview this morning officials with the provincial departments of environment and natural resources departments went to the site and confirmed it was an oily substance.
“It could even be from a motor boat going by and it spilled some oil,” Kiritsis said.
The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service does weekly testing of the water at provincial beaches.