A report on water quality at Texas beaches says that beach advisories due to pollution dropped last year in the state.
The Natural Resource Defense Council released on Wednesday its
19th annual beach water quality report "Testing the Waters: A Guide
to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches." The report is based on data
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The report tallied 318 beach health advisory days in 2008 in Texas, a 40 percent decline from the year before.
Environment Texas, an environmental group, is calling for increased federal funding and faster testing for beach water pollution.
Environment Texas tracks which beaches had pollution problems with sewage and bacteria and which ones tested clean.