America's Most Contaminated Beaches

America's Most Contaminated Beaches

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Rochester’s Lake Ontario waterfront may be nice to look at, but the water is often unsafe to swim in, earning Ontario Beach Park special mention in the report as one of the nation’s consistently dirtiest. According to John Ricci of the Ontario County Health Department, outflow from the polluted Genesee River is a contributing factor, and resulting algal blooms are often trapped near the beach by Charlotte Pier, he told a local affiliate of YNN.

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