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Old 12-03-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Rio Olympics update: some venues are like "raw sewage"

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cabd4...n-far-offshore


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http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ated/76654482/


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Expanded analysis of Rio's waterways shows that high viral and in some cases bacterial counts are found not just along shorelines where raw sewage runs into waterbodies, but far offshore where athletes will compete in sailing, rowing and canoeing.

That means there is no dilution factor in the bay or lagoon where events will take place.

"It's going to increase the exposure of the people who come into contact with those waters," said Kristina Mena, a U.S. expert in waterborne viruses. "If we saw those levels here in the United States on beaches, officials would likely close those beaches."


In July, the AP reported that its first round of tests showed viruses causing stomach and respiratory illnesses and more rarely heart and brain inflammation at levels up to 1.7 million times what would be considered highly alarming in the U.S. or Europe.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be too keen on competing with those conditions.
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