Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Are our beaches safe?

 

This article about testing the beaches in Michigan is a good template for determining any beach connected with the Great Lakes, or any beach for that matter. 

Does our area have sufficient funds for sufficient studies to make sure our beaches are safe to swim?  It’s a question our local media should be checking up on continually. 

Like many areas of our environment monitoring that require public monies, beach monitoring cannot be shortchanged. 

Beach tests: Too little and too late | The Times Herald | thetimesherald.com "Delayed results, funding cuts may put swimmers at risk. Under the glare of a hot summer sun, the sparkling blue water in Lake Huron and the St. Clair River can be tantalizing. But the water hides many secrets -- including things that can make you sick. The St. Clair County Health Department tests public beaches every week for E. coli throughout the summer." (June 5, 2011)  The Times Herald | Port Huron news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Port Huron, Michigan | thetimesherald.com

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