How Much Poo is Too Much Poo?

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Published Jul 22, 2022, 7:02 PM

San Diego is the first in the nation to deploy a new technology to test the safety of our ocean water. And Imperial Beach and Coronado are grappling with the results. 

The tests use a new method to count the amount of bacteria found in the gut of warm-blooded mammals, including humans (e.g., feces).

The word poop is funny, obviously, but this is deadly serious for local beach cities — which may not only face economic hardship from having their beaches closed, but the test results suggest beachgoers could get seriously sick. This week, we discuss the rollout of these new tests and a lot of confusion that followed.

Plus: A viral interview with a local school leader. A new documentary about Barrio Logan's pollution struggles.

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