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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:11 PM

Studies find 'Super Bacteria' in Rio's  Olympic venues, top beaches

Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.

The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals.

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Waste from countless hospitals, in addition to hundreds of thousands of households, pours into storm drains, rivers and streams crisscrossing Rio, allowing the super bacteria to spread outside the city's hospitals in recent years.

Renata Picao, a professor at Rio's federal university and lead researcher of the first study, said the contamination of Rio's famous beaches was the result of a lack of basic sanitation in the metropolitan area of 12 million people.


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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:35 PM

1. Conservative Dream Country-No Environmentalism No Regulation

United States before the EPA-sounds like much of our waterways in the 1970s

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Response to Pony Express (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:46 PM

3. I wonder if you know who created the EPA. ...


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Environmental_Protection_Agency

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Response to batcat (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:48 AM

5. The last remaining traces of Tricky Dick's Quaker upbringing.

 

He obviously didn't pay attention to the pacifist part of the faith.

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Response to FORD (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:01 AM

6. In some ways Nixon was a good president but unfortunately he was driven to become...

President, excessively paranoid and believed he was above the law.

Hillary reminds me of Nixon.

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Response to batcat (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 01:18 AM

7. He wasn't a big fan of Jews or gays either

 



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Response to FORD (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 04:36 AM

8. I wasn't aware of his dislike for homosexuals. ...

He probably would not be a happy camper in today's society.

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Response to FORD (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 6, 2016, 02:34 PM

9. Yeah, but

He did like Elvis.
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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:39 PM

2. Obviously, cities having "basic sanitation" is NOT a requirement by the Olympic committee either....

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:46 PM

4. The CDC is salivating on their funding increases when the stupid is as stupid does crowd returns.

Oh yeah, so's big pharma and the vaxxers.

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