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Duluth water park buys new equipment to prevent more disease

The Edgewater Resort and Water Park is spending $100,000 on purification equipment, after the health department linked the park to several cases of a disease carried by a chlorine-resistant parasite. The new equipment will use ultraviolet light to kill microbes.
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The Edgewater Resort and Water Park is spending $100,000 on purification equipment, after the health department linked the park to several cases of a disease carried by a chlorine-resistant parasite. The new equipment will use ultraviolet light to kill microbes.

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