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WASHINGTON, DC, June 29, 2011 (ENS) –

One of the nation's cleanest beaches, Rehoboth Beach in Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean (Photo by Heather Dyan)

Polluted stormwater runoff and sewage overflows carrying oil, and human and animal waste fouled beaches around the country in 2010, causing the second-highest number of closing and advisory days in more than two decades, finds the Natural Resources Defense Council in its annual beachwater quality report issued today.

NRDC’s annual report, “Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches,” analyzes government data on beachwater testing results from 2010 at more than 3,000 beach testing locations nationwide. Read the full article