Study shows just how safe the water is at US beaches – and it stinks

Study shows just how safe the water is at US beaches – and it stinks

Study shows just how safe the water is at US beaches – and it stinks

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 27 at 1:57 PM

HOUSTON -- Researchers from an environmental advocacy group looked at the water quality of 3,000 U.S. beaches.

They found that one in ten fail to meet EPA standards for swimmer safety.

They say they are contaminated by bacteria, viruses, and parasites from storm water runoff.

The worst offenders were beaches in parts of New England, the Great Lakes, and on the Gulf Coast.

Full report: http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/ny.asp?loc=11211

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