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Dirty Water at the Beach - Not Just a US Problem

"The European Environment Agency (EEA) found the number of [Britain's] beaches judged to be “poor” last year had increased from 14 to 16, despite pressure to improve standards. The list includes Staithes in North Yorkshire, one of the country’s top surfing spots, which suffers when it rains and sewage has to be allowed into the sea." - excerpt from this article in The Telegraph.

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