As summer arrives in full force, many of us will be taking time out of our busy schedules to travel with our loved ones, bringing the family on whatever vacation allows us to enjoy the warm weather while it's here. Those of us headed to the beach, however, may want to take a moment to consider exactly where we're going over the next few months.
The National Resources Defense Council recently released it's annual beach report, and the data is sobering, to say the least. The 24th annual report reveals that of 3,500 water samples taken across the United States, fully 1 in 10 failed to pass the EPA's new water safety standard. The NRDC has been using the new standards to evaluate beaches since 2013, and while 7% of U.S. beaches were considered polluted in 2012 under the old standards, 10% are now identified as hazardous.
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