Assateague Island Attains ‘Beach Buddy’ Status in Report of Dirty Beachers

Beach closings and advisories because of high bacteria levels are on the rise nationwide, according to a new report that awards high praise for pollution control to only five beach areas, all on the East Coast.<br /><br />The nationwide survey released by the Natural Resources Defense Council also singles out four states as “beach bums” for failing to regularly monitor their coastlines.

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