Sunday, June 03, 2007

How is your beach?

Besides the environmental implications of a polluted beach, anyone swimming at a public beach should be aware of possible health problems. Here’s the question: Are our public beaches safe? According to this article, they not be so. EPA lacking updated study on nation's beaches, GAO finds Area beaches part of monitoring program "A federal program intended to maintain the health of the nation's beaches, and the people who use them, has fallen short on several fronts, according to a report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office." --from The Daily Press - Ashland, WI Also, check out the EPA’s beach site and find out more. Beach Monitoring & Notification US EPA From this site check out the EPA's reports on Monroe County's beaches: Environmental Protection Agency

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