|Published: 6:59 PM, 12/27/2013
||Last updated: 7:00 PM, 12/27/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee (CWEET) representatives
recently attended a water quality hearing in Raleigh, N.C. for that state’s Triennial Review on Nov.
19. Representatives Amelia Taylor and Maria Guzman of CWEET made public comments regarding the
Color Variance for Blue Ridge Paper Products, a pulp and paper mill in Canton, N.C. that releases
toxic pollutants to the Pigeon River, which then flows into downstream Cocke County. Every
three years, each state is required to perform a Triennial Review, required by the Clean Water Act,
to review its surface water quality standards and determine if changes are necessary. The Clean
Water Act also requires review of existing variances to surface water quality
standards. For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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