Easy Sustainability Answers

Which states have the cleanest and dirtiest beaches?

Adriene Hill Jul 28, 2010

The National Resources Defense Council has released their annual beach report–highlighting the country’s dirtiest and cleanest swimming spots.

States with the cleanest swimming holes:

New Hampshire

Delaware

Oregon

Virginia

Hawaii

States with the highest levels of reported contamination:

Louisiana

Rhode Island

Illinois

Ohio

Michigan

Here are the full ratings of 200 popular beaches so you can check out your favorite summer haunt.

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