With temperatures expected to hit the 80s and 90s over the next few days, many people will likely head to the beach to cool off. But a report released by an environmental nonprofit agency showed that might be a risky proposition because the water quality at the state’s beaches is among the nation’s worst.
On Wednesday, the Natural Resources Defense Council released its 22nd annual “Testing the Waters” report which ranked 30 states with coastal or Great Lakes beaches on their beach water quality. Connecticut ranked 26th, with 11 percent of samples taken from its beaches in 2011 exceeding the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard of 104 colonies per 100 milliliters.
For more on this story, visit: Report ranks Connecticut low in beach quality – Connecticut Post.
On the day a report disclosed Connecticut’s beaches as among the dirtiest in the nation, a group of advocates for Long Island Sound traveled to Washington to ask for help because Connecticut’s beaches have struggled with water quality problems for decades.
For more on this story, visit: Activists for a cleaner Long Island Sound ask Washington for help | The Connecticut Mirror.