Sierra Club files petition asking EPA to clean up Ohio River

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – The Sierra Club and nine other organizations have filed a petition asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the nutrient pollution in the Ohio River.

“This petition is being filed on the anniversary of the enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act on December 16, 1974 to help call attention to the serious water quality problems caused by excessive nutrients in the Ohio River watershed,” read a press release from the organization.

Additionally, the petition seeks the establishment of a total maximum daily load limit for nitrogen and phosphorus for the Ohio River.

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(This story was originally published on December 16, 2020)

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