13 Long Island Beaches Closed Due to Bacteria Concerns

Newsday reports that Nassau County health officials ordered 10 North Shore beaches and one on the South Shore closed Saturda

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    Health officials have closed 13 Long Island beaches to swimming because of concerns about bacteria levels.

    Newsday reports that Nassau County health officials ordered 10 North Shore beaches and one on the South Shore closed Saturday.

    Officials cited the heavy rains that generate stormwater runoff. The storm runoff can sweep bacteria and pathogens into local streams and bays, causing bacterial levels to spike.

    In Suffolk County, two beaches at Heckscher State Park in East Islip are also closed to swimming because of unacceptable water quality.

    For recorded information on beach closings and openings in Nassau, call 516-227-9700.

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