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Dirty water an issue at US beaches, report shows

MSNBC: Water pollution from untreated sewage and storm water runoff continue to be an issue at U.S. beaches, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental group. NRDC on Wednesday released "Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches," a report it has conducted for 22 consecutive years. NRDC analyzed data collected in 2011 from more than 3,000 beaches nationwide, and found the third-highest level of beach closures and advisories in two decades...