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The 10 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 11: <p><a href="https://www.theactivetimes.com/travel/world/15-dirtiest-cities-world-0"><strong>From storms to sewage overflows</strong></a> and overall water pollution, officials at certain counties have a hard time maintaining their beaches’ cleanliness and reputation. The following list is based on the latest available <a href="https://www.nrdc.org/issues/water-pollution"><strong>report</strong></a> by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). It is based on tests taken to see if the water quality meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety.</p>

The 10 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.

From storms to sewage overflows and overall water pollution, officials at certain counties have a hard time maintaining their beaches’ cleanliness and reputation. The following list is based on the latest available report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). It is based on tests taken to see if the water quality meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s most protective benchmark for swimmer safety.

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