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A new $18 million project at a St. Joseph plant uses ultraviolet lights to remove E. coli from wastewater before it goes into the Missouri River.

Officials cut the ribbon Wednesday at the UV and Effluent Pump Station Facility.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the plant contains 972 ultraviolet lights, which kill DNA found in E. coli so it can't reproduce.

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources temporarily shut down the beaches at three state parks this week. Samples showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water. The affected beaches are located at Finger Lakes Park in Columbia, Harry S. Truman Park in Warsaw and Wakonda Park in La Grange.

Thousand Hills Park in Kirksville was closed because of flooding.

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A southwest Missouri county health department has posted health advisories for three waterways because of high bacteria levels.

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The Boone County medical examiner says the death of a 2-year-old boy from central Missouri has been linked to E. coli.

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E. coli reading high at Flat Branch Creek

Jun 15, 2012
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Flat Branch Creek’s E. coli readings are much higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.

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Fourth Case of E. Coli Confirmed in Boone County

Apr 20, 2012
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The Missouri State Public Health Lab confirmed an additional case of E. coli in Boone County Friday.

13 confirmed cases of E. coli have been reported in Mid-Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

The State Department of Health and Senior Services has now confirmed seven cases of E. coli infection. 

Seven cases of E. coli have been reported in central Missouri, according to the State Department of Health and Senior services. Three of these cases are Boone County residents, with one patient requiring hospitalization. Columbia and Boone County Health Department spokesperson  Genalee Alexander said that all three residents had one thing in common:

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Missouri authorities are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has led to nine hospitalizations and 33 confirmed ill.