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EPA advisory board to release nitrogen report


August 15, 2011
By Manure Manager

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EPA advisory board to release nitrogen report
A team of science advisors to the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) is set to release a long-awaited report
detailing the environmental threat posed by nitrogen pollution in the
U.S. It is expected to be released next week.

August 12, 2011 – A team of science advisors to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to release a long-awaited report detailing the environmental threat posed by nitrogen pollution in the U.S. It is expected to be released next week.

The new report – Reactive Nitrogen in the United States: an Analysis of Inputs, Flows, Consequences, and Management Options – is the result of a five-year EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) project that investigated the sources and risks of “reactive nitrogen.” Plants and animals need this form of nitrogen to live, but when released into the environment in large quantities, it severely damages ecosystems and causes serious health problems. The report will recommend ways to significantly reduce this pollution.


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