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Environmental group ignores progress being made in VA

May 15, 2017  By The News Virginian

A 38-page report from the Environmental Integrity Project concludes that the manure runoff from farms in Virginia (Augusta County and three other Shenandoah Valley counties) continues to contribute to unhealthy levels of bacteria, and high levels of phosphorous and algae in the Shenandoah River and its tributaries.

But state regulators say the report all but ignores the efforts of farmers in the region who have made marked changes in everything from livestock fencing to crop management procedures to ensure fewer nutrients pollute the area’s rivers and streams. | READ MORE

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