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Copiague Harbor Beach Closed

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Beach closed on May 21, 2014 due to bacteria contamination.

Copiague, NY - May 21, 2014 - Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. This is the first beach closing of the season.
 
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
 
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website.
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