27 Jun '12, 12pm

@NRDC

@NRDC

Quality Beach officials in all states continue to use traditional methods approved by the EPA that require about 24 hours to quantify bacterial indicator levels in beachwater samples. Because of this, swimmers do not know until the next day if the water they swam in was contaminated. Likewise, beaches may remain closed even after water quality meets standards. There is a great deal of interest in technologies that can provide same-day beachwater quality results. In 2010, pilot studies in Racine, Wisconsin, and in Orange County, California, made the first use of a rapid test method for issuing beachwater quality notifications at coastal beaches in the United States. Additional pilot projects using rapid test methods to issue notifications were conducted in 2011 in Los Angeles County, California; Ocean County, New Jersey; and Racine. All of these pilot studies were demonstra...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/default.asp

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