Protecting the Great Bay estuary.
The City had requested EPA's permission to continue operating the plant with only primary treatment, and to address water quality concerns by simply extending its outfall pipe farther into the river for greater dilution. CLF successfully urged EPA to deny this request, on the grounds that under the Clean Water Act, the stressed condition of the Piscataqua River prohibited the continued use of only primary treatment.
"Now we will monitor the City's implementation of the secondary treatment measures to be sure that the Piscataqua River and Great Bay estuary receive the protections they need," Tom Irwin, an attorney for CLF New Hampshire, said.
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|Title Annotation:||NEW HAMPSHIRE|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jun 22, 2006|
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