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EPA says it will clean up Illinois River


January 19, 2010
By Food Safety News

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January 18, 2010 – A
“scientifically robust model of the Illinois River watershed” will be built in
the next year and half by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
the purpose of establishing “maximum daily loads” of pollutants, like
phosphorus from poultry litter.
January 18, 2010 – A
“scientifically robust model of the Illinois River watershed” will be built in
the next year and half by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for
the purpose of establishing “maximum daily loads” of pollutants, like
phosphorus from poultry litter.

The EPA told state officials
in Oklahoma and Arkansas about its plans to “take the lead” in cleaning up the
waters of the Illinois River Basin in October, after a federal trial started in
Tulsa over whether the major poultry companies in the area are responsible for
pollution of the watershed.

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