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2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – As a record-breaking volume of floodwater laden with sewage and fertilizers rolls down the waterways of the Mississippi Basin towards the Gulf of Mexico, a joint federal-state task force released an updated action plan to reduce low oxygen levels that cause a dead zone each summer in…

Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – A total of $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20 year period, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results…