Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tackling CSOs

New York City confronts polluted past in its waterways

City Limits

City Limits

After years of pressure from regulators, New York City is finally taking a comprehensive look at how to reduce combined sewer overflows. Meanwhile, the state is considering changing the standards for how clean the city's waterways must be to comply with the federal Clean Water Act. In the background are negotiations between the city and state over how to deal with stormwater itself.

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Bay Trust grant fuels pilot stormwater project

Baltimore Sun

A Maryland water quality watchdog group has earned key financial backing this week in its efforts to solve a bacteria problem plaguing community beaches throughout Anne Arundel County and reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The pilot project is a series of gravel wetlands to capture and treat stormwater in Holly Hill Harbor Park.

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$2.5M deal reached in W.Va. spill site cleanup

Charleston Gazette

West Virginia regulators have reached a deal with bankrupt Freedom Industries that will set aside $2.5 million for the cleanup of the site of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water supplies for hundreds of thousands of people in Charleston and surrounding communities.

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