Broward County: Water contamination a...

Broward County: Water contamination advisory doesn't keep beach...

There are 14 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 25, 2008, titled Broward County: Water contamination advisory doesn't keep beach.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

An advisory that urged beachgoers to stay out of the water because of possibly high levels of bacteria did not keep too many away on a sunny Sunday.

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really

United States

#1 Aug 25, 2008
when was this notice issued? never heard about that!
took family to beach on sunday, but never knew there was danger.
-why no notice on tv? or on the SS until today?

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#3 Aug 25, 2008
really wrote:
when was this notice issued? never heard about that!
took family to beach on sunday, but never knew there was danger.
-why no notice on tv? or on the SS until today?
There were no further ecoli advisorys issued, because there were no further tests.

Can't televise results! Too much lost revenue from tourists!
NAN

Hollywood, FL

#4 Aug 25, 2008
I was in the water around 11:30 a.m. and a plume of sewage from the short to about 100 yeards out came down the beach, north to south. You could see the difference in the water color like day and night, but blue and brown. I was free-diving and caught right in the middle of it. I have had a heaache all day and am starting to wonrder if I caught something!!! Where and why did all this sewage get dumped into the ocean on a Sundy and Noon!!! Who would be the responsible agency?
NAN

Hollywood, FL

#5 Aug 25, 2008
What's worse is that there were Game Commission, Sheriffs and Police all about the Beach because of the lobsters were marching and they all knew lots of people were going into the water for that, but didn't warn anyone.
TAO in Sunrise

Hollywood, FL

#6 Aug 25, 2008
the billboard under the yellow flag showed that the yellow flag meant strong currents. in now way, shape or form did it state that there is bacteria in the water. thank you public officials and lifeguards

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#7 Aug 26, 2008
NAN wrote:
What's worse is that there were Game Commission, Sheriffs and Police all about the Beach because of the lobsters were marching and they all knew lots of people were going into the water for that, but didn't warn anyone.
Economics 101:

1. Fecal chuncks settle to ocean floor.
2. Lobsters are bottom feeders. They love to eat fecal matter.
3. People eat lobster so they ignore brown water they walk in.
4. Lobster and chunks are free.
5. So is ecoli, salmonella thyphosa, staphococcis aureaus.
6. Enjoy your dinner, while vacationing!

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#8 Aug 26, 2008
"We use our oceans as a pantry, and a sewer!"

Discovery Chanel
Chowlee

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Aug 26, 2008
Water contamination advisory doesn't keep beachgoers away. Hell no they love swimming in s.hit!
Moe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Aug 26, 2008
No Charlie! Spit that out! It is not ravioli!
Reason

Miami, FL

#11 Aug 28, 2008
If you can't speak English, you can't read it, either! That's how it goes!
Tim

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Aug 29, 2008
The advisory was based on false assumptions.. Their were NO sewage spills.. No elevated Bacteria counts..

Nothing..

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/browar...
"Broward beach advisory was premature, bad for business, tourism officials say"

"After tests came back clean, officials labeled no-swimming advisory" premature
Reason

Miami, FL

#13 Aug 29, 2008
Tim wrote:
The advisory was based on false assumptions.. Their were NO sewage spills.. No elevated Bacteria counts..
Nothing..
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/browar...
"Broward beach advisory was premature, bad for business, tourism officials say"
"After tests came back clean, officials labeled no-swimming advisory" premature
I don't believe it for a second. What you have here is typical of South Florida. Placing business before the health of people.
A1ACharles Sees Hypocrisy

Lake Worth, FL

#14 Aug 30, 2008
Has anyone seen my dookie?
Alizay Kristal

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Jun 12, 2013
My friend is pregnant and is giving birth on tuesday she been drinking the tap water and frozen ice from the fridge, but for a weak shes has unusual heartburn. Maybe its a coincidence. but what can be the cause of all this?

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