EPA approves Missouri impaired waterway list

Monday, August 31, 2009 | 7:20 a.m. CDT; updated 2:42 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 31, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Missouri's proposed listing of 272 impaired waterways and the delisting of 10.

The EPA also is seeking public comment on whether to add 17 more bodies of water. Those waterways could be included because of bacteria, chloride, metals, sediments and other pollutants. The federal Clean Water Act requires states to identify waterways that do not meet water quality standards.

The state Department of Natural Resources accepted public comments on the proposed changes to the impaired waterways list and submitted its proposal to the EPA earlier this year.


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