water quality assessment

U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

Article: U.S. EPA Steps In to Set Florida Water Quality Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of the final acts of the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will set “water quality standards for nutrients” for all Florida surface waters. The standards will apply to concentrations of the agricultural nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in state waters. The…

Six Persistent Herbicides Found in Wells Across USA

Article: Six Persistent Herbicides Found in Wells Across USA

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, October 20, 2008 (ENS) – The widespread use of chemicals to control plant pests across the United States has been happening for decades, yet a newly released study shows that only a few herbicides have persisted in well water over the 10 years from 1993 to 2003. Results for one of the…