Friday, July 06, 2012

N.C. beaches cited for water quality

North Carolina and Virginia's beaches were cited for good water quality -- and just in time for the peak of holiday season.

According to reports, the two state's rates of contamination of beach water samples last year were among the lowest of coastal states, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The New York-based environmental advocate warned, however, that beaches nationwide last year saw the third-highest number of closing and advisory days in more than two decades. ...

North Carolina beaches ranked third in beach water quality, according to the report. ...

Nearly 3,000 vacation beaches were studied in the report.

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