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Utilities Warn California's Water Toxicity Test Sets 'Troubling' Precedent

January 18, 2019
A national organization of municipal wastewater utilities is urging California to drop its plan to adopt a new method for assessing toxicity of effluent discharged to surface waters, arguing it “will set a troubling national precedent” if California adopts the controversial, EPA-backed method. The recent comments from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) on California's “Proposed Establishment of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California; And Toxicity Provisions,” which requires...

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