March 28, 2008

Officials: Birds may be contaminating swim area | | Star-News | Wilmington, NC

I have been following a pollution story unfolding in Wilmington. A popular swimming hole has been put of limits due to high bacteria counts. The source was originally believed to be a faulty sewer line but the otherwise Wilmington Star-News reports otherwise. The sewer pipe has been tested and ow a new culprit has surfaced.
"Now the most likely cause of the contamination are the water fowls that congregate in the area, Cahoon said. But just because the source may be birds doesn't mean the area is safe for swimming."
Makes you wonder if its safe to swim around Cape Point, what with all those plovers around.


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