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STATES AGREE TO LIMIT BAY POLLUTION

Philadelphia, PA – Six states and Washington D.C. have agreed to limit outflows of nitrogen and phosphorus from sewage treatment plants that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. The Environmental Protection Agency in Philadelphia says about 350 wastewater treatment plants will be covered by the agreement. Any new facilities built in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will also be covered. Officials say it may take some time before every facility complies with the new standards.