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E. coli in city creek

Testing to continue in hunt for source of pollution

July 9, 2013

The levels of E. coli in Goose Run in Marietta are far higher than the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency deems acceptable for a creek of its size....

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clickhere

Jul-09-13 5:19 AM

Daubert's Fact Box. The problem could be a faulty pipe emptying into the stream, sewage problems with nearby houses or livestock having access to the stream. My first thought is, why not start testing at the beginning of Goose Run working your way to the Muskingum. Why has it taken two yrs of testing and still no confirmation as to where the contaminated entry begins or knowing the source? What about the Muskingum point of entry? Since E Coli levels are 50 times greater than the EPA standards.......the Muskingum WOULD/SHOULD/COULD be tested from the bridge to the confluence of the Ohio to measure if E Coli exists TOO in our rivers. Daubert states its "likely negligible", but yet E Colin is at levels exceeding EPA standards. Here we go round two and no results. (For the past two years I've been working on developing a watershed action plan for the southern watershed," said Daubert.) Folks, I believe this is called "job security". GIT-ER-DONE!

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oldhickory

Jul-09-13 5:25 AM

Of course we could just eliminate the Ohio EPA then we wouldn't have to worry about it now would we?

Who cares if people get sick from E Coli? Isn't that what hospitals are for?

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armybrat

Jul-09-13 7:29 AM

Clickhere makes a good point. Start at the source of Goose Run and test the water down to the river. That would show where any problems are starting from.

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armybrat

Jul-09-13 7:31 AM

Children have played in Goose Run for many years, even before sewage lines were put in homes/businesses. E-coli exists in more places than the general public would be comfortable in knowing about.

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flintknapper

Jul-09-13 9:02 AM

Agreed - systematic testing should narrow it down, at least on paper it appears sound.

...And have to agree w/ Hickory - those pesky regulatory agencies

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armybrat

Jul-09-13 12:23 PM

While they are doing all their testing, they may as well test every creek and stream that flows into the rivers, then check the rivers. It is around everywhere.

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armybrat

Jul-09-13 12:25 PM

Some organic farmers recycle sewage, feces and urine, to grow their organic veggies and fruits. E-coli is everywhere, it is all a matter of the strength of the e-coli and the body's ability to resist e-coli.

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oldhickory

Jul-09-13 3:38 PM

see I KNEW it was dem dare hippie organic farmer types!

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JoshBrown

Jul-09-13 4:20 PM

The EPA is here to stay in the area and a lot of people don't like it. All I have to say is this "To Bad " I want to live in a clean city and not have my kids get sick and die.

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KOMBATBOOTS

Jul-09-13 6:26 PM

JoshBrown, it would be TOO BAD if everyone were like you, letting the news media, the government, and the EPA do the thinking for them.

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armybrat

Jul-09-13 6:27 PM

oldhickory, do some research on organic growing. There are good organic growers and then there are the ones who are a bit careless. Carelessness is found in growing crops both organic and non-organic.

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BigNapper

Jul-10-13 10:23 AM

City should fence off and put signs up warning people to stay away like they do our stores down town and thy should clean it up or face fines every year until they do.

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