Mix nixed

Geiselman, Bruce
May 2005
Waste News;5/23/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p1
Trade Publication
This article reports that the U.S. federal environmental regulators, reacting to criticism from the public and members of the U.S. Congress, have dropped plans to finalize a sewage blending policy unveiled in November 2003 that was favored by operators of wastewater treatment systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials said they would work with Congress, the public and communities to develop other solutions that will protect water quality and ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act. The EPA announced its decision not to adopt the blending policy only two days after the Environmental Integrity Project released a report that said sewer overflows in six upper Midwestern states have resulted in large amounts of untreated sewage contaminating lakes and waterways.


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