Off to the beach?

Summer (surely?) is on the way and the European Environment Agency (EEA) has collected samples for their their pre-season analysis of bathing water quality across Europe.

French beaches do well, with 87.1% of coastal bathing water reaching mandatory safe levels (up 1.4% on the previous year) although inland bathing safety is slightly down on the previous year but still at 87%.

Overall, only 2.6% - 34 bathing spots - fail European tests, which check for certain types of bacteria that could indicate the presence of pollution
from sewerage or livestock waste.

Go to the EEA's site to check the quality of your own favourite bathing spot here

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