Federal, state officials clash over policy for warning beachgoers of bacterial contamination

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 30, 2014 - 6:15 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state officials in the Great Lakes region and along the ocean coasts who say the revisions could unnecessarily scare away swimmers.

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