Going To The Lake Of The E.Coli…Er, Ozarks

16 Jul

I know the bad economy does crazy things to people, but endangering the health of the entire population of the state just to keep tourism coming in?  Not cool, Missouri.

Apparently, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources failed to release a report that the great Lake of the Ozarks (a place that thousands of Midwesterners frequent each summer) was a breeding ground for “unhealthy levels” of E.Coli.

EWWW!!!

“All the reasons DNR gave for not releasing the report have to do with the economy,” said Ken Midkiff, who writes and advocates for water quality in Missouri. “The Department of Natural Resources is supposed to protect water quality and the environment.”

Lovely!  I just can’t wait to go to the lake in a couple weeks and come back with a raging E.Coli infection.  Luckily, they said the levels in the lake are back to “safe” levels – but how I can I believe them now?

Damn economy.  You can read the entire article here.

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2 Responses to “Going To The Lake Of The E.Coli…Er, Ozarks”

  1. Ginger July 17, 2009 at 7:28 am #

    Ugh that is so gross. Is there anything they can do to help clean the water?

    If you DO go swimming… make sure not to swallow any water, and rinse off with soap afterwards!

  2. Bonnie July 22, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    I live in STL and was totally disgusted by this story when I saw it on the news.

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