Friday, May 23, 2008

Nairn beaches make it into the good beach guide but only with 'statutory minimun' status

These are the gradings given by the Marine Conservation society in their Good Beach Guide 2008.

Recommended = MCS Recommended. Highest water quality standard & good treatment of any
continuous sewage discharges

Guideline = Good water quality standard only

Basic Pass = Passed EC Mandatory standard for water quality (statutory minimum)

Fail = Failed EC Mandatory standard for water quality (statutory failure)

A basic pass then for Nairn's two beaches. More on the BBC site about a general drop in standards around the uk: 'The MCS blamed the drop in water quality on an increase in storm pollution.'

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