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Bethlehem officials say despite accidents, pools are safe


BETHLEHEM, N.Y. - Officials in Bethlehem are trying to figure out what is behind recent incidents of excrement being discovered in the town's pools.

Fecal matter was found three times last week in two different pools at the Elm Avenue pool complex last week. Staff members tell NEWS10 as soon as they were alerted to the matter, they closed the pool and brought in maintenance workers to clean it up.

After the incident, as an attempt to be proactive, staff members say they sent out an email to those with season pool passes asking them to watch out for their children's needs.

But for those who use the complex, and might have some lingering concerns, Parks and Recreation Department Administrator Nan Lanahan says, "I would assure people every protocol was followed and that the water is up to its normal chlorinated levels and there's no further health issue once we reopen the pool."

Lanahan says they usually have one or two incidents like this per year, but this often was unexpected.

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