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Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Plan Misses Pollution Cut Target

April 18, 2022, 4:10 PM

Pennsylvania’s updated plan falls short of pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the EPA said Monday.

The plan meets 70% of the state’s nitrogen reduction goal, or 9.7 million pounds short, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Most of the pollution is from uncontrolled manure runoff into streams, the agency said in a statement. About 25,000 miles of streams in Pennsylvania are considered unsuitable for fishing, recreation or other uses.

Pennsylvania will have 90 days to submit an improved final plan.

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