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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

50 creeks laden with bacteria

Published 7/15/2008
More than 50 Jacksonville waterways feeding into the St. Johns River have enough bacteria that a state agency labels them "impaired." High bacteria levels can cause flu-like sicknesses in people who swim or ski in water.

JEA, the Duval County Health Department and state and city environmental offices are working on detailed plans to cut bacteria at each creek, but Seibold said projects such as sewer repairs are also being done before the plans are even finished.

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