The NRDC Saying New Jersey Beaches Are Amongst The Best In Water Quality In The US Has To Be A Lie, Right?

Posted: June 26, 2014 in Random Thoughts, Uncategorized
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Mashable-  According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 10% of beaches in the U.S. contained bacterial levels that failed to meet the EPA’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety in 2013. The report found that water pollution continues to be an issue at many U.S. beaches.

“Sewage and contaminated runoff in the water should never ruin a family beach trip,” said Jon Devine, the senior attorney for NRDC. “There can be hidden dangers in many of our favorite waterways.”

This is the 24th annual beach report from the NRDC, which used the EPA’s new “Beach Action Value” (BAV) to rate water quality. The EPA considers BAV to be a “precautionary benchmark” for making decisions about safety for beachgoers. BAV has a lower threshold for contamination than guidelines used in past years, both by the NRDC and by individual states and organizations testing water safety.

The values are provided to states so they can alert beachgoers. The states with the worst beach failure rate were Ohio, Alaska and Mississippi; Delaware, New Hampshire and New Jersey did the best.

What’s next, people who live in New Jersey are respectful and pleasant?  Chris Christie is anoerxic?  The George Washington Bridge isn’t the 9th circle of hell?  I can smell the bullshit from here, and it smells like the rest of New Jersey.  If Always Sunny’s portrayal of New Jersey is wrong, I don’t want to be right.


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