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US launches process to set Idaho mercury pollution standards

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The EPA is taking public comments through Sept. 9 on its plan to propose the mercury criteria. After the proposal is finalized, the EPA will determine whether the Endangered Species Act applies. Idaho has runs of salmon and steelhead that are federally protected under the act. Eating fish containing mercury is a known health risk.
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US launches process to set Idaho mercury pollution standards

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing proposed aquatic life water quality standards for mercury pollution in Idaho that could have statewide ramifications. The agency on Wednesday made public a proposed remedy resulting from a federal court’s 2021 ruling in a lawsuit by the Portland, Oregon-based Northwest Environmental Advocates and the Boise, Idaho-based Idaho Conservation League.

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US launches process to set Idaho mercury pollution standards

The EPA is developing proposed aquatic life water quality standards for mercury pollution in Idaho that could have statewide ramifications.

2 months ago·Boise, United States
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