America's Most Polluted Beaches
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Need a beach day? Before you pack the sunscreen and flip-flops, check to make sure your destination isn't a dump. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released its Testing the Waters 2009 report yesterday, chronicling which ocean, bay and Great Lakes beaches exceeded daily national contamination standards for human and animal waste in more than 25% of samples last year (www.nrdc.org).