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Local Beaches Score Excellent On Water Quality In 2005

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The Natural Resources Defense Council, which for 16 years has documented a steady decline in water quality at the nation's beaches, has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency demanding it enforce standards.

The Good News: This year's state-by-state ratings show Sarasota County had no beach closings last year, and at most one beach - by the John Ringling Causeway - had three samples register a slightly elevated level of potentially disease-causing organisms during the year.

Article published Aug 11, 2006 By Rick Berry-Pelican Press