Bathing water in the Netherlands again become cleaner

Bathing water in the Netherlands again become cleaner

The efforts to bathing waters in the Netherlands cleaner to get bearing fruit. However, deterioration of the water quality at eight locations. That turns out Tuesday from the annual bathing water report presented by the European environment Agency (EEA).

Of the 718 places on the coast and in the interior, which last summer were inspected, the water quality at 2.6 percent bad. A year earlier this was still 3.4 percent, and in 2014 nearly 5 percent.

The researchers took during the bathing season, samples and checked on pollution and harmful substances. In the whole of Europe were more than 21,000 bathing places investigated. More than 85 percent received the stamp of excellent. In 1.4 percent of the cases the minimum standard is not met.

In Ireland, the United Kingdom and Slovakia was relatively high contaminated water found. In Italy, the situation has worsened in 22 locations and in Spain and Denmark is still room for improvement. Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta and Greece did it just right.

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