E. coli

Environment
9:25 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Be Advised: Kentucky's Waterways May Carry E.Coli

Signage warns people not to swim, fish or wade in Beargrass Creek near Beargrass Road and Alta Vista.

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 6:02 am

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is warning swimmers and boaters to stay away from several streams and tributaries in Eastern Kentucky.

The waterways are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, which comes from human and animal waste.

The problem is so extensive that the swimming advisories have been expanded to include all of Kentucky’s lakes and rivers after heavy rainfall.

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Government
2:14 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Beef Recall Includes GFS Marketplace Groceries in Ky., Tenn.

Credit USDA

Some regional markets are included in the United States Department of Agriculture's list of stores that might have received ground beef shipments contaminated with E. coli.

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Water
8:19 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Kentucky Division of Water Seeks Private Well Volunteers for Testing

wikipedia.org

Kentucky’s Division of Water is asking residents using private wells for drinking water to participate in a study to determine whether domestic wells are being affected by human-influenced pollution or events of nature. 

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