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Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]
Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the country. Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards for swimmer safety (and the prevalence of disease-causing bacteria or viruses), Maryland had the fourth safest coastal beaches in the country. Delaware was the best overall. But the difference between the two states was relatively small. In Delaware, about 3 percent of water samples exceeded EPA standards, and in Maryland, it was 4 percent last year. Either looks...

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