The Clean Beaches Council has come out with its 2007 ratings for America's most "clean and healthy beaches". The Council is a non-profit organization that has been rating beaches since 1998 (The United Nations' "International Year of the Ocean") and they release an annual "Blue Wave Beaches" list of the cleanest beaches in the United States.
The Council tests for water quality, bacteriological cleanliness, sand contamination and the presence of contaminants that wash up on-shore. Factors such as oil-spill contamination and the presence of biohazard waste are taken into account.
The 2007 list includes beaches in Florida, California, Washington State, Oregon, Hawaii, Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Texas. Also included are beaches in American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Council offers an online e-newsletter, True Blue, which provides updated information on environmental concerns and progress in cleaning up America's beaches.
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