EPA Breaks Ground With Chesapeake Pollution Diet

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 7:44 PM EST) -- After numerous failed cleanup attempts going back decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to finalize a mandatory pollution diet for the Chesapeake Bay — the first time such a measure has been tried on this large a scale.

On Sept. 24, the EPA unveiled a draft Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load that calls for 25 percent reductions of nitrogen and phosphorous levels and at least a 16 percent reduction in sediment by 2025 through a combination of federal and state actions.

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