Public Comments Sought For James River Study

According to preliminary findings release on Tuesday, The James River is violating legal bacteria levels. Now the Department of Environmental Quality is asking for public comment in redeveloping a study on sources of the pollution. The river’s 19 sections and its tributaries have been examined; Violations were found in streams and other water bodies in Lynchburg and Amherst, Bedford and Campbell counties.  According to the News & Advance, The total maximum daily load study, which examines the amount of bacteria a body of water can handle to meet standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency was last completed in 2007. It is being redeveloped to update combined sewer overflows strategy. The public comment period end on April 3; visit: www.region2000.org/environmental-services.

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