How Clean Is Your Favorite Beach? Find Out Now

08/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Natural Resources Defense Council just released an in-depth report on the water quality at popular vacation beaches across the nation.

The water at American beaches was seriously polluted and jeopardized the health of swimmers last year with the number of closing and advisory days at ocean, bay and Great Lakes beaches reaching more than 20,000 for the fourth consecutive year.

Anne Curry reports on the study.


Click below to check out the interactive map the NRDC and MSNBC have made with the findings.