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EPA TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON WETLANDS/STORMWATER IN CLEARWATER, FLA., ON JAN. 8-10

 EPA TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON WETLANDS/STORMWATER
 IN CLEARWATER, FLA., ON JAN. 8-10
 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor a workshop on Jan. 8-10, in Clearwater Beach, Fla., bringing together a group of nationally known experts to investigate the status of science regarding the use of natural wetlands for the treatment of stormwater.
 The meeting will be held at the Clearwater Beach Hilton, 715 S. Gulfview Blvd., beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
 Municipalities and industries have become increasingly interested in the use of wetlands to meet new stormwater treatment requirements of the Clean Water Act. Wetlands have a natural water quality improvement function due to their low position in the landscape, and their ability to filter sediments and absorb nutrients, heavy metals and some toxics. However, the use of wetlands has become controversial because of potential impacts from discharging stormwater or from modifying wetlands to treat stormwater.
 Both restoring the quality of water through treatment of stormwater pollution and protection of wetland resources are goals of EPA. To ensure these goals do not conflict, EPA is developing an issue paper to be presented at the workshop describing the processes, technologies, benefits and concerns associated with the use of natural wetlands for stormwater treatment. The workshop will aid the agency in deriving sound scientific and technical guidance concerning these issues.
 CONTACT: Charlis Thompson of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, 404-347-3004.
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