EPA Toughens Rules On Manure In Water

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has passed a new rule that aims to improve water quality by requiring concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, to manage manure safely.

The new rule, which the EPA developed in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture, is expected to prevent 56 million pounds of phosphorus, 110 million pounds of nitrogen and 2 billion pounds of sediment from entering American waterways each year, the EPA said on Friday.

“EPA’s new regulation of animal feedlots sets a strong national standard for pollution...
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