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Bacteria pose risk at 100% of Erie beaches tested

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Bacteria pose risk at 100% of Erie beaches tested

Erie, PA – With Pennsylvanians returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming. In 2020, two Erie County beaches were potentially unsafe for swimming on at least 25% of the days they were tested, according to PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center’s annual analysis of bacteria testing, Safe for Swimming?.  The report comes as Congress considers investments in water infrastructure.

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