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Nutrient Reductions Seen Slow
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:03 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Most Mississippi River basin states have not finished plans to reduce nutrient runoff into the Gulf of Mexico, have not set specific reduction targets or timelines, and have expressed concern about a limited ability to monitor water quality and measure the progress, according to a new EPA inspector general report.

EPA responded to the report by taking four specific actions. That includes improving the measures of state reduction strategy performance; reporting changes in nitrogen and phosphorous concentrations in basin streams and rivers; establishing a shared reporting network of sites with long-term nutrient monitoring and stream-flow records in ...

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