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The Natural Resources Defense Council on Wednesday released its annual survey of beach-water quality and public notification of health advisories against swimming or complete closures, and it’s a mixed bag for the Florida Keys for 2010.

Overall, the council ranked Florida as having the sixth-best beach-water quality among the 50 states. States with the beaches with the most contamination, mainly from stormwater and sewage runoff stemming from storms, were Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

The Natural Resources Defense Council looked at the percent of monitoring samples that exceeded Florida’s daily maximum bacterial standards. Overall, 4 percent of reported beach monitoring samples exceeded the state’s standard. Read the full article

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