EPA targeting nutrient pollution in midwest

Water quality is a growing concern for the Environmental Protection Agency. In working with Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality have been working to prevent nutrient pollution in keeping phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer residue out of watersheds. In a interview with KNEB/Rural Radio Network, EPA Region 7 Administrator Carl Brooks says nutrient pollution is one of the most serious water pollution challenges in the midwest.

Brooks says EPA continue to look for ways to keep phosphorus and nitrogen out of key water sheds in Nebraska. He says EPA will continue to work with environmental agencies like DEQ in Nebraska, so local people can make voluntary decisions to manage their nutrient loadings.

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