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Bill Calls For Phosphate Limits In Dish Detergents

Law360 (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio, have introduced a bill in Congress that would cut back on phosphate use in dishwasher detergents, which they claim wrecks aquatic plant and fish life in domestic lakes.

The lawmakers proposed the amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Act on Tuesday, arguing that the bill would reduce the prevalence of phosphates in the Great Lakes and other bodies of water, which can spur rapid algae growth to dangerous levels. The bill has been referred to the Committee...
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