Highlands Recreation Beach Amongst The State’s Highest Health Standard Violation Rate


A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council says the New Jersey beaches with the highest health standard violation rate were Beachwood Beach West in Ocean County (31 percent); the Highlands Recreation Center beach in Raritan Bay in Monmouth County (28 percent), the L Street Beach on the Shark River in Belmar in Monmouth County (20 percent), Windward Beach on Brick’s Metedeconk River, and the Maxson Avenue beach on the Manasquan River in Point Pleasant (19 percent).

The most common reported cause of contamination in the state was storm water runoff (79 percent), followed by sewage spills or leaks (5 percent), while 17 percent of contamination came from unknown sources.

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