TITLE

DON'T WEAKEN CLEAN WATER ACT WITH UNTREATED WASTEWATER, U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TELL EPA

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
BioCycle;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a draft policy that would allow filtered wastewater to be discharged without chemical treatment directly with fully treated wastewater. Some EPA staff along with the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies say this approach to blending would help prevent overflows of raw sewage, polluted storm water, etc. after heavy rainfall. In a letter to the EPA acting administrator, the U.S. Congress representatives wrote that if EPA fails to act against blending, legislation would be introduced in Congress preventing the blending policy from being implemented.
ACCESSION #
16515309

 

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