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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

U.S. beaches laden with sewage, bacteria: study

Source: Raw Story

U.S. beaches laden with sewage, bacteria: study
By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 17:04 EDT

WASHINGTON — US beaches can be dirty places, making about 3.5 million people sick each year from sewage in the water, said an annual study Wednesday that rates American beaches by how dirty they are.

The Natural Resources Defense Council report included 3,000 beaches nationwide and listed 15 “repeat offenders” that have turned up again and again in the pollution rankings.

Those included four beaches in Louisiana, Avalon and Doheny State Beaches in southern California, and select waterfront beaches in Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin.

Overall, the total number of beach closures and water quality advisories nationwide last year was the third highest in 22 years of monitoring, said the study.


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/27/u-s-beaches-laden-with-sewage-bacteria-study/

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Reply U.S. beaches laden with sewage, bacteria: study (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2012 OP
freshwest Jun 2012 #1
tawadi Jun 2012 #5
freshwest Jun 2012 #7
clang1 Jun 2012 #2
midnight Jun 2012 #3
clang1 Jun 2012 #4
Evasporque Jun 2012 #11
SunSeeker Jun 2012 #6
clang1 Jun 2012 #8
woo me with science Jun 2012 #9
Louise1 Jun 2012 #10
trof Jun 2012 #12
Laelth Jun 2012 #13
revolution breeze Jun 2012 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:55 PM

1. Hey, we don't need no stinkin' infrastructure!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

5. This goes beyond infrastructure

One duer said it best when he/she said mankind is overrunning this planet like rodents.

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Response to tawadi (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:21 PM

7. Gotta learn the hard way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:00 PM

2. Tyranny

 

The food sometimes as well... We know THIS.


PEOPLE HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF IT.


Call Tyranny what it is people.











Meanwhile.....The Progression continues......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:02 PM

3. 1993 Milwaukee Cryptosporidiosis outbreak. Largest waterborne disease outbreak in documented U.S.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The 1993 Milwaukee Cryptosporidium outbreak was a significant distribution of the Cryptosporidium protozoan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the largest waterborne disease outbreak in documented United States history. The Howard Avenue Water Purification Plant (see Town of Lake water tower) was contaminated, and treated water showed turbidity levels well above normal. It was one of two water treatment plants for Milwaukee. The root cause of epidemic was never officially identified; initially it was suspected to be caused by the cattle genotype due to runoff from pastures. MacKenzie et al. and the CDC showed that this outbreak was caused by cryptosporidium oocysts that passed through the filtration system of one of the city's water-treatment plants, arising from a sewage treatment plant's outlet 2 miles upstream in Lake Michigan.
This abnormal condition at the water purification plant lasted from March 23 through April 8, after which, the plant was shut down. Over the span of approximately two weeks, 403,000 of an estimated 1.61 million residents in the Milwaukee area (of which 880,000 were served by the malfunctioning treatment plant) became ill with the stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea and dehydration caused by the pathogen. At least 104 deaths have been attributed to this outbreak, mostly among the elderly and immunocompromised people, such as AIDS patients.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Cryptosporidium_outbreak


Do we ever learn?

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Response to midnight (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:04 PM

4. THE PEOPLE CAN LEARN, THE POLITICIANS ARE NOT THERE TO

 

LEARN.... THEY ARE ALREADY THERE IN THEIR POSITIONS. THEY HAVE NOTHING MORE TO LEARN.
















Meahwhile.....The Progression continues......

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Response to midnight (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:57 AM

11. Milwaukee routinely dumps sewage

the DNR granted them 8 or so dumpings/year during heavy rains so rich people's basements don't backup...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:08 PM

6. "Louisiana tallied the highest number of dirty samples..."

Well you coulda knocked me over with a feather!

It's sad that there are ANY beaches on this list. When the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, all beaches were supposed to be clean by 1983.

The Act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_Water_Act

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:32 PM

8. It is all over the country n/t

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:37 AM

9. Yay for NeoAmerica! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:53 AM

10. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:31 AM

12. Gulf Shores beaches named among nation's best for water quality

MOBILE, Alabama -- Two coastal Alabama spots have landed in the top 12 five-star vacation beaches in the country when it comes to water quality, according to an annual report from Natural Resources Defense Council.

Gulf Shores Public Beach in Baldwin County and Gulf State Park Pavilion in Baldwin County made the list. Alabama ranked 13th of 30 states in beach water quality, with six percent of samples exceeding national standards in 2011, the report indicated.
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/06/gulf_shores_beaches_named_amon.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:58 AM

13. By Agence France-Presse

Sweet. At least the French press pays attention to the health of Americans.

-Laelth

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:19 AM

14. This is why I have a pool.

Alot of work, but I know it is safe for baby girl and her friends.

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