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Army Corps of Engineers to monitor dam water pollution in Northwest
Army Corps of Engineers to monitor dam water pollution in Northwest

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to notify environmental groups when pollutants pass through the government dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon and Washington, in a groundbreaking settlement announced on Monday. As part of the agreement the Army Corps must apply to the federal Environmental Protection Agency for clean water permits for its dams and for the first time must monitor the amount of pollution being discharged into the rivers. The settlement was announced by Columbia Riverkeeper, which praised the agreement as a key step in controlling oil leakages from machinery at eight Columbia and Snake river dams operated by the Army Corps. “This is...

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