EPA Resumes Nitrate Risk Review Amid Minnesota Drinking Water Fears

November 10, 2023
EPA is moving forward on its recently resumed Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) review on the risks posed by nitrates in drinking water, an assessment that could bolster water office considerations for revising its Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) standards for the substances. At the same time, EPA Region 5 officials are directing Minnesota state agencies to develop a plan to limit high levels of the contaminant in several communities in the southeast part of the state in response to...

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