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Nonpoint source pollution is proving to be a complex problem along the coast, closing shellfish waters and causing concern about the general degradation of the water supply.
Three New Hanover County, North Carolina tidal creeks were sampled for optical brighteners (compounds added to laundry detergents) and fecal coliform bacteria. Simultaneous testing for fecal bacteria and optical brighteners was shown to be a viable procedure for detecting human sources of fecal microbial pollution in waterways.