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Water veto overridden.

Water veto overridden

On Jan. 20, President Reagan vetoed a$20 billion bill to reauthorize the Clean Water Act (SN: 1/31/87, p.71), calling the legislation too expensive. But last week, Congress passed the bill into law by overriding the veto. The House override came on Feb. 3, and the Senate came a day later.

Though 90 percent of the bill's fundingwill go to finance sewage treatment, the legislation does provide $400 million for a new program to help states control toxic chemical runoff from nonindustrial sites and $30 million to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
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Title Annotation:CLean Water Act
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Date:Feb 14, 1987
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