Comments on: Question of the Week: How was the water quality on your last beach trip? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Kimble http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15115 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:25:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15115 Doheny not so good, but Salt Creek is much better.

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By: Amer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15114 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:57:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15114 I had the best water experience ever in Orlando you should visit it guys. you will never regret it

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By: lose weight systems http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15113 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 22:47:05 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15113 It’s truely shocking the state of most beaches these days with all the effluent they dump just offshore.

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By: Dashiki http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15112 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:29:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15112 It has become a moot point. I summer, we never even bother entering the ocean, we just assume it is unswimmable. Which is actually kind of sad.

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By: Gringo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15111 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:29:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15111 Thank you for your thought. While I know Americans are not always pillars of resposibility it is disheartening to sample the closed-mindedness you have allowed to swell inside of you. I have met many Ticos and I know your negative attitude is not a representation of the whole. Rather than write harsh and nasty posts I invite you to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Be proactive and productive my friend. That will help more than anything!

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By: Acai http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15110 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:03:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15110 I was raised in this area and it is extremely sad to see (and smell!) the state of these beaches. I have been told that the lakes are getting cleaner, but I sure didn’t observe this. :(

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By: usofa http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15109 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 18:59:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15109 fat americans come to the country i live in (costa rica) and throw all their trash on the beaches…it is all your fault that our beaches look like poop now

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By: Jeff T http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15108 Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:28:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15108 Family trip for a week in Corolla, NC the from July 30 to August 9. WQ was good..not major floatables, bags, etc. Invaded by salps one day. Water temps were in low to mid 60s F. Nearshore currents driving sediment etc from south to north.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15107 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:11:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15107 How can you keep the beaches clean when garbage is being dumped in the ocean every day? We need an international agreement to safely recycle 100% of all waste and trash. Meanwhile, swimming at the beach is becoming decidedly UNrecreational!

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By: Nancy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/08/qotw-beach-water/#comment-15106 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:05:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1043#comment-15106 Glad to see that EPA is encouraging people to write in about beachwater quality. As some of you may know, NRDC publishes a report every summer on water quality at coastal beaches called Testing the Waters. It analyzes data from beachwater samples taken by state and local officials and reported to US EPA. You might want to take a look at it if you haven’t done so already. You can find it at http://www.nrdc.org/beaches. Also, the Senate has a number of bills pending that would improve beachwater quality, including the Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act. Please encourage your Senators to move that legislation. Thanks very much for your help.

Nancy Stoner, NRDC

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