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Thursday, June 28, 2007

What a Great Idea

When the number of turds floating in the lake you enjoy swimming in exceeds safe limits, what do you do?

Raise the limit!

River, lake E. coli limit may be raised
State proposal would increase the allowable level of fecal pollutant
By Rex Springston, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

Rivers and lakes in which people swim and play could contain higher levels of fecal bacteria under a new state proposal.

The State Water Control Board proposed yesterday relaxing the standard, or limit, for E. coli bacteria in fresh water. The bacteria can make you sick.

E. coli is found in the waste of people and other warm-blooded animals. People who swallow water containing it can suffer from vomiting and diarrhea. This E. coli is not the strain that has proved deadly in some foods.

Vomiting and diarrhea. Yeah. Let's raise that limit.