SIDEBAR: NRDC tests the waters in South Carolina

The latest quality report from the Natural Resource Defense Council shows that Horry County beaches are among the most polluted in the state, with 17 percent of samples taken from Myrtle Beach exceeding state standards of bacteria colonies.

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  • 41 beaches (65%) were not monitored or had a limited number of samples (fewer than 12)
  • 8 beaches (13%) did not have any samples exceed state standard(s)
  • 10 beaches (16%) had >0-10% of their samples exceed state standard(s)
  • 4 beaches (6%) had >10-20% of their samples exceed state standard(s)
  • 0 beaches (0%) had more than 20% of their samples exceed state standard(s)