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Spotlight on Environmental Hazards

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Clean Water Act

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 were amended in 1977 due to the heightened awareness of pollution and toxins in the public water supply. The act structured the regulation as they pertain to the discharge of pollutants into US waters.

Which Water Sources are Affected?

The EPA defines several groups that are affected by water pollution. The major categories are drinking water, storm water, surface water, and waste water. The EPA monitors for the presence of volatile chemicals and contaminants in the public water supply...

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