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2009-09-23 07:11:15

Unexpected research findings show resource managers and researchers may have to rethink how they determine if water will make people sick. Bacteria commonly used to indicate health risks in recreational waters might not be so reliable after all. Pathogenic E. coli were pervasive in stream-water samples with low concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria. This is one of the unexpected findings from recent research that may affect how researchers and resource managers rely on indicator...

2008-12-03 14:00:00

'Do Not Use' Advisory Remains in Effect for Shadyside Village Residents PITTSBURGH, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today reminded residents of Shadyside Village in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, not to use their water for drinking, cooking or bathing as the agency continues investigating a bacterial contamination in the water supply. "At this time, we have not pinpointed the source of the contamination, but the high level...

2008-09-26 21:00:17

DOWNEY - City officials are warning residents to boil their tap water at least through Saturday after they found Coliform bacteria in the water supply in three different locations. Officials say the bacteria is generally not harmful but can indicate the presence of other potentially harmful bacteria. According to the city's Web site, officials found the Coliform bacteria during routine weekly testing of the city's water supply, which is conducted in 25 different places. The city says...

2008-09-05 21:00:07

By Julia Scott PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- The sun-dappled waters of Pillar Point Harbor look bright and beautiful on a hot afternoon, but the bacteria that lies below the surface is as much of a mystery as where it's coming from. County Environmental Health officials have known for years that the inner harbor's waters contain dangerously high levels of fecal coliform bacteria. It accumulates on Capistrano Beach, leading the county to post a permanent warning sign to keep visitors away....

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - Officials will continue to keep nearly four miles of beach closed following test results that showed elevated bacteria levels after a sewage spill earlier this week. On Tuesday, a sewage spill of more than 20,000 gallons was caused by a broken sewer line near Watts that flowed down the Los Angeles River from Compton Creek and affected the beach from Alamitos Avenue to 72nd Place, according to the city. Helene Calvet, the city's health officer, said...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

By Karen Troianello Your mother told you and now we're reminding you: Wash your hands. OK, maybe you are washing your hands, but obviously someone else isn't. A recent research project at the University of Washington found "high levels of fecal coliform bacteria" on some keyboards in two much-used campus library computer labs. A group of from the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences conducted rudimentary swabs of keyboards, looking for microbial contaminants....

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Sarah J. Boggan, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 1--Water samples from Queen Creek Wash continue to show excessive levels of E. coli and high fecal coliform more than a month after sewer backups pumped thousands of gallons into the wash and a nearby neighborhood. Two sewage spills, May 17 and 18, from the Johnson Utilities Pecan Water Reclamation Plant in Pinal County discharged more than 10,000 gallons of untreated sewage into Queen Creek Wash and the adjacent Pecan Creek neighborhood,...

2008-06-27 00:02:13

The Miami-Dade Health Department told swimmers to stay out of the water at 12 Miami-area beaches this week because of high levels of bacteria. Health officials said water samples are analyzed weekly for fecal coliform and enterococci that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and may cause human disease, infections or illness. Fecal pollution may come from storm water run-off, wildlife, pets and human sewage, the agency said Wednesday in a release. Two consecutive...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Jennifer Lebovich and Malka Abramoff, The Miami Herald Jun. 26--Swimmers were advised to stay out of the ocean from Golden Beach to Matheson Hammock on Wednesday after health officials discovered bacteria levels exceeding state standards at 12 Miami-Dade beaches. The no-swim advisory came after more beaches failed the bacteria indicator test than at any time since the county joined the state's beach monitoring program in 2002. Swimming in the water can increase risk of...

2008-06-24 06:02:30

By Elizabeth Ahlin, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 24--The worst of the flooding might be over, but the Environmental Protection Agency has a message for Hamburg, Iowa, residents: Stay out of the water. Floodwaters showed alarming levels of fecal coliform bacteria in Hamburg and three other Iowa cities -- Burlington, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids -- the EPA said Monday. Fecal coliform bacteria reach a "health-based level of concern" at 200 colony-forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters...


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