Beach Study Shows Rise in Dirty Bay State Beaches

A new report says beach closings and warnings in Massachusetts because of bacterial contamination have reached record highs.

The National Resources Defense Council says bacteria was responsible for 91 percent of beach closings in the state in 2005.

Two Massachusetts beaches violated public health standards at least half the time they were tested: Cockle Cove Creek in Chatham and Sandy Beach in Danvers.

This program aired on August 3, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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