29 Jun '11, 12am

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Despite these steps forward, the agreement doesn't actually require local beach officials to use the rapid-testing methods developed by EPA. That's one big reason that NRDC has supported the Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act when it has been considered previously in Congress. This bill would push states to begin using rapid-water tests within one year of EPA validation. The measure would also authorize funding for studies that identify the sources of beachwater pollution, which is the first step towards preventing this pollution from reaching the beach. In 2010, the source of contaminated beachwater was reported as unknown more than half the time.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/water/oceans/ttw/titinx.asp

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