EPA Bows to Enviro Groups, Investigates Farm Waste in Water
class=”MsoNormal”>According to the NRDC, animal waste in waterways can kill fish, spread disease, and contaminating drinking water. According to the EPA, pathogens such as E. coli are responsible for 35 percent of the nation’s impaired river and stream miles.
According to an Associated Press report, the agency plans to act on the settlement within two years and will seek public comment.
Meanwhile, a second challenge has been mounted by environmental groups against the EPA asking them to regulate air pollution at CAFOs. That effort, led by they Humane Society of the United States, argues that CAFOs emit greenhouse gases, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, particulate matter and small particulates, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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