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New Water Quality Testing Techniques Are Good, But Expensive

"Genetic fingerprinting not only identifies the sources of fecal pollution, but it also determines the percentage that each source is contributing to the pollution problem. ... So you might be asking, why then, if the technology is available, are more coastal cities not tracking the sources of pollution in their watersheds? The answer is pretty simple. Microbial source tracking is expensive." - excerpt from this Surfrider Foundation Coastal A-Z article.

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