Latest Coliform bacteria Stories

2008-06-21 03:00:00

Mayor Bob Coble is concerned high levels of bacteria could harm the Congaree River's role as a centerpiece of downtown Columbia's revival. "All our efforts in redevelopment with the river at its center could be in jeopardy," he said. "We need to do everything we can to change the problem." Coble is asking the state Department of Health and Environmental Control for advice on what, if anything, local officials can do to reduce the bacteria. But DHEC officials say decreasing the contamination...

2008-06-04 06:00:00

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- -- Kentucky public health and water quality officials are promoting healthy swimming behavior to minimize the hazards of waterborne illnesses among those who take dips in public waterways and pools. Swimmers are reminded to avoid swimming in sections of waterways where the state Division of Water and the Division of Public Health and Protection and Safety issued warnings last year. Advisories, reissued for this year, include some eastern Kentucky sections of the upper...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.