EPA tests Birds Point Spillway water for E.coil - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

EPA tests Birds Point Spillway water for E.coil

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – The EPA has tested bacteria levels in the water at Birds Point Spillway.

According to the EPA, the samples taken this week show that E. coli bacteria levels are well below Missouri's official standard for swimming, but that doesn't mean would be swimmers can go diving into the water just yet. Swimming is still considered dangerous since the water is still carrying debris with it.

EPA says the testing was done to determine if emergency responders were at risk for health problems should they come in contact with the floodwater.

Symptoms from E. coli infection include, but are not limited to abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Randolph Co. to hire another jailer

    Randolph Co. to hire another jailer

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-11-21 01:26:09 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 9:50 PM EST2017-11-21 02:50:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    The Randolph County Detention Center is adding another jailer to their staff thanks to approval from the Randolph County Quorum Court.

    The Randolph County Detention Center is adding another jailer to their staff thanks to approval from the Randolph County Quorum Court.

  • Dog shot after let out to use bathroom

    Dog shot after let out to use bathroom

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-11-21 01:38:49 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-11-21 02:38:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A dog was injured after the owner told deputies it was shot when the dog was let out to use the bathroom.

    A dog was injured after the owner told deputies it was shot when the dog was let out to use the bathroom.

  • Wildlife officers need information on illegal elk kill

    Wildlife officers need information on illegal elk kill

    Monday, November 20 2017 8:49 PM EST2017-11-21 01:49:56 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 9:36 PM EST2017-11-21 02:36:33 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association via Facebook)(Source: Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association via Facebook)

    The Arkansas Wildlife Officer's Association is asking the public for help in finding who illegally killed an elk in Northcentral Arkansas.

    The Arkansas Wildlife Officer's Association is asking the public for help in finding who illegally killed an elk in Northcentral Arkansas.

Powered by Frankly