United Kingdom: More beaches face quality failures

BBC: A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency has warned. It suggests new EU regulations will make it much harder for beaches to attain the top "excellent" rating. More than 99% of English beaches passed last year's tests, but this is forecast to drop by 6%, with the water of 25 beaches possibly classed as "poor". Among those at risk are ones in Margate, Ilfracombe and Blackpool. Others at risk are in Lancing,......

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