Sooner or later this summer--even if it's after the Bar exam for some of them--most humans will head to the beach. But what kind of water are you running into? Find out how your local or vacation beach rates by taking a look at "Testing the Waters 2013: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches." This guide and report on beach water quality on the East and West coasts and around the Great Lakes is prepared annually by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a well-known environmental advocacy organization. It includes a chart rating 200 of the nation's popular beaches, including a sampling of favorites in Nassau County and New York City, based on their water quality, monitoring frequency, and notification practices. In addition, you can find information about the data used in the report and the most common pollution sources, data for both rated and unrated beaches, and special coverage of the Great Lakes. Check it out before you dive in.
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