Most U.S. waters are polluted and getting worse, PEER says

Hurricane Sandy has generated sewage overflows and storm-water run-off that is transforming many Eastern Seaboard waters into toxic soup, too hazardous to even touch. But many of these waters were already profoundly polluted, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures re-posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). You can learn more about the sordid mess at this link. Go for it.



2 responses to “Most U.S. waters are polluted and getting worse, PEER says

  1. The EPA’s 2010 plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay established a Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution discharged into the Bay. Unfortunately, the TMDL will be undermined and this plan would actually increase the amount of discharge into the Chesapeake Bay watershed by creating a system of market-based offsets that polluters can use or trade. The EPA and the Obama Administration are promoting this “pay-to-pollute” program in the Chesapeake as a model that could be replicated around the country, including provisions that would address nitrogen and phosphorous runoff.

    • I am quite aware of the TMDL business. Anyone who lives near a stream killed by acid mine drainage, as I did in Pa. for two decades, can’t help but know all about the TMDL racket. Howsomeever, humans continue killing the Chesapeake’s water. Think lawn fertilizer, among other killers.

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