Muddying the Waters (April, 2007)

New York is failing to review the performance and limitations placed on industries, municipalities and other facilities discharging tens of billions of gallons of pollution to the state’s waters every single day. Through its investigations Environmental Advocates of New York has uncovered 1,150 polluters whose operations have not received proper scrutiny by the state. In fact, our investigations have revealed that these 1,150 polluters have not had an evaluation of their pollution permits in more than a decade, leav- ing New York’s water supplies, fisheries, and the water quality of our rivers, lakes and streams at severe risk.

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