Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nrdc beach report

  • Along with a list of some of the most polluted beaches in the U.S., a recent Natural Resources Defense Council report also ranks Americas best, 5-star beaches.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Search for a beach NRDC's report includes a ZIP code-searchable map of more than 3,000 beaches nationwide, Find it at www.nrdc.
  • (Savannah Morning News)
  • She was concerned about the latest Natural Resources Defense Council beach water quality report that dropped South Carolina out of the top 10 cleanest states, she said. "I don't want it to be nasty or trashy," she said.
  • (The Post and Courier)
  • A leading national environmental groups says Headlands Beach State Park, largely in Painesville Township, is hardly one of the country's cleanest places to swim.
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  • In its 22nd year, NRDC's annual report – Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches – analyzes government data on beachwater testing results from 2011 at more than 3,000 beach testing locations nationwide.
  • (WCTV)
  • ANALYSIS: Thats Not Sand, Its a Beach of Dead Fish An advantage of the NRDC analysis over the EPA report is its handy comparisons of states and beaches.
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  • Beaches across the country are contaminated with stormwater runoff and sewage pollution that can sicken swimmers, according to the NRDC report.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Individually, only New York, Connecticut and Maine had higher percentages of beach water samples that exceeded nationally recommended standards, the report said.
  • (McClatchy)
  • For the full report, click here.
  • (Jupiter Courier)

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