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13 South Shore Beaches Close Due to Contamination

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    Several South Shore becaches were closed Friday due to high levels of bacteria found in the water. 

    (Published Friday, July 28, 2017)

    Thirteen beaches on Massachusetts' South Shore have been closed this week due to high levels of bacteria found in the water. 

    The other 52 salt-water beaches on the South Shore have been deemed safe for swimming and remain open.

    The high levels of bacteria are most likely the result of runoff rainwater that was contaminated. Certain beaches saw bacteria levels four times the limit while others were closed as a precuation. 

    In all, 65 South Shore beaches were tested for intestinal bacteria found in humans and animals that can cause disease. 

    The following beaches have been closed for swimming:

    Milton Street

    Rice Road

    Sachem Street 

    Channing Street

    Brant Rock

    Fieldston 

    Green Harbor 

    Rexhame

    Sunrise

    White Horse Beach

    Hingham 

    Lighthouse

    Humarock

    Water quality tests results for Cape Cod, the South Coast, and North Shore can be seen viewed here

    It's unclear when these beaches will reopen.

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