Settlement requires EPA to craft first-time ionic TMDL

April 1, 2024
Environmentalists are touting a settlement agreement with EPA that would compel the agency to develop first-time total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for ionic toxicity pollution in West Virginia streams caused by coal mining, a measure they say could set a precedent for the rest of the country. “With this agreement to set the first-ever rules for ionic toxicity, we're not just cleaning up our waterways in West Virginia; we're setting an example for the whole country. We've waited too long...

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