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Quality review set for Pigeon River

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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