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EPA: 1 In 10 Beaches Fail Bacteria Tests, Can Result In Illness

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Headed to the beach this weekend? Well, beware: One in 10 U.S. beaches fails bacteria tests, according to an EPA report.

Officials say the bacteria and viruses found at the beach can make you sick. Those illnesses include stomach flu, hepatitis and rashes.

The findings confirm that water pollution caused by storm-water runoff and sewage overflows persist.

But some beaches near you are actually on the reports "superstar list" for meeting standards. Seven beaches in New Jersey are on that list.

And so is Delaware's Dewey Beach-Swedes in Sussex County.

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