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EPA Releases New Tool on Water Pollution Across the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into their local waterways.  The Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector, and pollutant. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, Americans can use this new tool to protect their health and the health of their local communities.

Source: EPA

Sachiye Day, VERTICES research assistant. sachiye@vertices.com

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