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quincy no swimmingSummary of beach water quality (Retrieved)
There were no substantial changes in water quality at any of the beaches examined in the study from the
1996 – 2000 analysis. As reported in 2001, all beaches met USEPA criterion of a geometric mean less
than 35 colonies/100 mL, and met the Massachusetts state criterion for SB (fishable, swimmable) waters of a geometric mean less than 200 colonies/100 mL fecal coliform. However, two beaches failed to meet the second Massachusetts criterion: at Tenean and Wollaston Beaches, more than 10% of samples exceeded the fecal coliform limit of 400 colonies per 100 mL. In addition, during wet weather, Tenean and Wollaston frequently exceeded limits set by DCR for posting swimming advisories.

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