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Testing the Waters 2013


Environment  (tags: beaches, water quality, pollution, bacteria, viruses, lakes, oceans )

Nancy
- 445 days ago - nrdc.org
A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches. Interactive Map



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Alice C. (1797)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 8:46 am
Good information ~ Thank you Nancy
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 8:49 am
Action taken and shared
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 8:59 am
Thank you for the valuable information.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:34 am
beautiful picture and informative article, thanks Nancy, noted
 

Russell R. (87)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:46 am
Y ou can not trust any of these readings - I live right on the border line of NYC and Westchester County. On the WC side you have Glen Island and on the NYC side you Orchard Beach, both share the same lagoon behind them. Ther have bee many time that they would not allow swimming at Glen Island, due do water pollution and just a stones throw away you have Orchard Beach with has almost never been closed to swimming. The same water, but, different counties.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:09 am
There is a petition inside, after typing in your zip code, asking the EPA to protect our waters.

Tell the EPA to keep pollution in check and protect our beaches:
This URL is much too long to post in here.

Good info and Petition signed. Always read the signs posted before treading waters.

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:49 am
Noted but I'm in Canada. I suppose I could use the 70004 code for where I used to live.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:50 am
I went back and had another look. Signed and posted.
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 12:24 pm
DONE!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 12:57 pm
Signed the petition and noted.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 1:21 pm
Signed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:22 pm
Thanks, Nancy. Letter sent. Noted.
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:40 pm
I don't trust any Environmental agency in NY or any other state for that matter, to be up front regarding anything that smacks of pollution when the corporations might benefit - that is where individual state participation in politics is most valuable!
 

. (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Nancy. Having a clean beach is very important.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 7:32 pm
We have to avoid beaches that are already polluted.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:32 pm
So Many Thanks Nancy for sharing --Signed & Shared with Thanks!!~
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:36 pm
Wish we had this in Australia...sure is empowering!
 

Aud nordby (713)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:14 pm
signed
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:55 pm
noted
 

Many Feathers (134)
Monday July 1, 2013, 5:36 am
thanks for sharing
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:15 am
Well, that was really incomplete and in that, even more scary. Here in MN, the Land of 10,000 lakes, the NRDC seems to think all of them are Lake Superior. That is not even close to the truth. We have one lake that has been killing children for three years, most of our rivers and streams are not potable due to run off from farms using artificial fertilizers and so many others would fail those tests too. I wouldn't swim in ANY of our lakes or rivers. Though I remember as a child, azure clear water in most of them, today it is mostly algae and murky brown water you see. Best advice? Stay out of them all unless you are wearing scuba gear and THEN, shower in hot water as soon as possible after getting out. ewww.
 

Kerstin Strobl (347)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:48 am
thank you for sharing Nancy
 

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:51 am
Very useful for US peolple - noted thank you Nancy
 

Ann L. (34)
Monday July 1, 2013, 11:07 pm
Thanks Nancy. Our beaches are becoming more polluted.
I agree we need to allow time for our beaches to heal.
People have to take responsibility for their actions.. If
we treated beaches like our own property, we would not have
this problem.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:46 am
Considering Sandy, I was impressed with NJ's ranking -thanks Nancy
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:52 pm
Thanks
 
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