Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

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AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach’s water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure.

According to test results released Wednesday, bacteria counts at the beach in Belmar came in well over twice the safe swimming standard. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tells the Asbury Park Press that raw sewage from a sewer line seeped into a storm drain — contaminating local waters …

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