03 Sep '11, 3pm

Irene Aftermath: Testing Riverbeds and Streams For E. coli

Much of the effects of Irene have been felt after the Hurricane barreled through the East Coast . Scientists have been particularly concerned about water quality throughout areas hit hard by the storm. Federal officials are testing riverbeds and streams for E. coli and pesticides in the aftermath of a storm that did upwards of $3 billion in damage and took 40 lives. Authorities across the Northeast warned residents not to go into the the water because of fears of disease and toxins. "The river moved a lot of stuff during this high water. It moved toxins, pathogens, large objects (most of which were flowing) but some of which was beneath the surface, so I'm advising people to stay off the river with boats, canoes and kayaks until the water clears," David Deen, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council for Vermont and New Hampshire , told the Reformer . Accor...

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