Feedback at 5:00: Beach Pollution - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Feedback at 5:00: Beach Pollution

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A new report by the state of Michigan says beach goers in the Great Lakes State lost 755 days of water access last year because of pollution.

That's down about 17% from 2011, and half what it was 5 years ago.

A common cause for beach closings is the presence of human or animal waste.

About 1 in 4 beaches monitored by the state last year did show signs of pollution.

All together, 166 beaches were closed for a total of 755 days in 2012.

For tonight's Feedback at 5:00, we are wondering if pollution has ever changed your mind about going to the beach.