Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Lawsuit Brought Against EPA By Environmental Groups | Reuters via Huffington Post

Mar 16th, 2012 | By | Category: General

Several environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to curb pollution of the Mississippi River with fertilizers and other contaminants blamed with creating a “dead zone” the size of Massachusetts in the Gulf of Mexico.

In separate federal lawsuits filed Tuesday, the groups asked judges to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set base guidelines for state water quality standards and for wastewater treatment, both aimed at reducing pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.

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