"EPA Approves Wisconsin's Phosphorous Pollution Plan"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday approved a first-of-its-kind program to cut phosphorus levels in Wisconsin's lakes, rivers and streams."

"The goal is cleaner water, fewer weeds and algae blooms and better habitat for fish and other aquatic life.

The idea is to allow wastewater treatment plants and companies such as paper mills or dairies with pollution discharge permits to avoid or reduce pollution-control costs, which they would presumably pass on to customers, in favor of partnerships within watersheds aimed at stemming the flow of phosphorus."

Lee Bergquist reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 25, 2012.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/26/2012