PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council gave Dewey Beach in Delaware a five star rating.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study rated 200 of the U.S.’s popular beaches.

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The criteria used to rate each beach includes how often the water is tested, how quick the public is notified about bacteria levels, and how posting and advisories are handled.

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The 2011 study gave 12 beaches five star ratings. Of the 12 beaches, one was from Delaware, Dewey Beach, while no New Jersey beaches were included.

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