(ANSA) – RIMINI, JUL 28 – Further investigations on some bathing waters in the Rimini area, carried out by an external laboratory on behalf of the Municipality, made it possible to ascertain that there would have been no exceeding of the limits of Escherichia coli compared to what instead found by Arpae. “The results of the sea water samples for the 7 bathing waters of the north coast of Rimini, commissioned by our Municipality from the Lav-certified Laboratory and carried out on the morning of July 26, are from a few minutes ago – writes the Municipality -.” The samples were taken in the same places, on the same day and a maximum of half an hour away from those of Arpae, which recorded 28 exceedances of the regulatory limits along as many points of the Romagna coast. The results in the hands of the Municipality, carried out with one of the two certified methods, “are all, without exception, well below the regulatory parameters, both as regards the concentration of Escherichia coli and enterococci”, declared from Palazzo Garampi. And therefore all seven waters are “perfectly suitable for bathing”. The result is therefore completely opposite to that of Arpae, “for which the municipalities of Rimini and Romagna do not identify any obvious and plausible reasons”. “The Municipality of Rimini wanted to carry out an autonomous sampling on this occasion to verify with a ‘double check’ – reads the note – the state of health of its sea, given and considered the exceptional climatic and drought conditions of this summer season with possible unprecedented effects on the natural habitat “. (HANDLE).