Scientists Call for Better Monitoring of Beach Pollution

Every summer, many U.S. beaches are so fouled with human waste and other pollutants that authorities post "no swimming" signs. But due to lax monitoring and other factors, many of those signs are wrong or out of date. Scientists say it's time for better beach monitoring and more common-sense warnings to swimmers. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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