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$10 million In EPA Grants to Measure Beach Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide close to $10 million in grants to help monitor beach water quality. The funds will be available to 37 eligible coastal and Great Lakes states, territories and tribes to monitor beach water quality and alert the public to unsafe swimming conditions. The grant program is part of […]

January 12th

Pollution Closes Record Number of US Beaches in 2008

The best way to escape the summer heat is to head to the beach; however, you may be putting your health at risk by swimming in polluted waters.  A record number of public beach closures prompted by water pollution occurred last year.  According to a Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) report of US beaches, “pollution […]

August 3rd