EPA touts Chesapeake pollution decreases but concerns remain

June 22, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Program is reporting continued decreases in nutrient and sediment pollution entering the bay, with the majority of decreases coming from the agriculture sector, a shift from previous reductions tied to wastewater treatment plant control, but environmentalists remain concerned it is not enough to meet 2025 cleanup targets for the bay. Computer simulations show that between 2009 and 2021 reductions occurred in nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment amounts in the bay, with 77 percent of nitrogen reductions coming from...

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