Posts Tagged ‘ Clean Water Act ’

The Clean Water Act Turns 40 this week

Oct 17th, 2012 | By

In response to a public outcry over water pollution, the Clean Water Act was passed into law in 1972 with strong bipartisan support. By making any discharges into the nation’s waters illegal without a permit and establishing protective water quality standards, the Act fundamentally revolutionized the way we address water pollution. As a result, chemical

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Study: Vermont Yankee thermal discharge into Connecticut River exceeds limits

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

A recent scientific study found that Vermont Yankee has a record of discharging water at temperatures above permitted levels. Even so, the nuclear plant has not violated its discharge permit under the Clean Water Act. For more on this story, visit: Study: Vermont Yankee thermal discharge into Connecticut River exceeds limits | vtdigger.org.



EPA Video Project Asks Americans ‘Why Is Water Worth It?’

May 31st, 2012 | By

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource. Everyone deserves clean water – it is vital for our health, communities, environment and economy. To help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking people to send

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