Investigative Post: New Study Raises Concern Over Beach Water Testing

5:13 PM, Jul 3, 2013   |    comments
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Tests used to determine if water at beaches is safe to swim in may not be accurate, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo and Mercyhurst University.

The problem: The most commonly used test fails to distinguish from toxic and more benign forms of contaminants. As a result, authorities sometimes close beaches when they don't need to, or keep them open when they shouldn't.

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