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Iowa Unveils Nutrient Reduction Plan
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Nov 19, 2012 02:47 PM CST

DES MOINES, Iowa (DTN) -- Iowa officials rolled out a new plan Monday to champion voluntary measures to help reduce nutrient runoff, including ways to scale back runoff from farms.

Previous plans to reduce nutrient releases into Iowa waters have failed several times. That's because those efforts focused either on point-source or non-point-sources, but not both. The plan is four years in the making after the Environmental Protection Agency ordered Iowa in 2008 to develop a plan to reduce nutrient runoff.

"We realized that it had to focus on both," said Chuck Gipp, director of the Iowa Department of Natural ...

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