"Beach Pollution Still Nationwide Problem"

"Raw sewage and other pollution continued to foul American beaches in 2008.

For the fourth year in a row, more than 20,000 beach closing days were reported in the USA, according to a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, D.C.

'Storm water and sewage runoff are the biggest sources for the contamination,' says Nancy Stoner, NRDC's water program co-director. The report monitored beaches along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts, along with those in the Great Lakes states."

Doyle Rice reports for USA TODAY July 29, 2009.

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Source: USA TODAY, 07/30/2009