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Florida Cuts Beach Testing

"The state plans to stop weekly testing for bacteria at 55 beaches statewide, including several in Central Florida, because of budget cuts that have wiped out resources to continue the Florida Healthy Beaches program on its current scale. The Florida Department of Health has cut $525,000 from beach-water-testing funds this year, leaving only an expected $539,000 federal grant to pay for all testing statewide. That means that beaches with fewer problems or low traffic will get axed from the program, which currently tests water quality at 304 beaches, and the remaining sites will only be tested every other week." - excerpt from this article in the Orlando Sentinel.

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