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Report: Bay stormwater pollution costs can be cut

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new report says there are cost-effective ways for local governments to reduce stormwater pollution going into the Chesapeake Bay.

The report says local governments could possibly reduce their costs by 50% to 85% by choosing the most-effective measures. These measures include restoring urban streams instead of building detention ponds and repairing sewer lines.

The Maryland-based nonprofit Center for Watershed Protection conducted the study for the Richmond-based James River Association.

Jeff Corbin is the Environmental Protection Agency's senior adviser on an initiative to restore the bay. He tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/11S4jNB ) that cutting stormwater pollution costs by 85% could be optimistic. But he says he'll happily take a 50% reduction.

 

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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