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Healthy beaches in Palm Beach County: Health Officials

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Beaches in Palm Beach County are healthy, according to officials. (MGN){ }{ }

All beaches spanning several cities in Palm Beach County have passed a health test.

The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Healthy Beaches Program says it found all beaches tested satisfactory this week following Monday's sampling.

Health Department staff members sampled 13 locations of beach water from Boca Raton all the way to Jupiter for enterococci, an intestinal bacteria that is released via fecal matter.

The Environmental Protection Agency rates a beach as "good" if there are less than 35 of the bacteria per 100 milliliters of marine water, above 71 per 100 milliliters is considered poor and anything between 36 and 70 is moderate.

Only two beaches in the county were considered moderate: Dubois Park in Jupiter and Sandoway in Delray Beach.

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