EPA says Charles River pollution must be cut

Affirms state findings on phosphorous

Patrick O'Hea of California, who is competing in the Head of the Charles, yesterday on the river. Federal and state studies warn that the river is threatened by phosphorus pollution, which can cause toxic algae blooms.
By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / October 19, 2007

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Federal environmental regulators have concluded that phosphorus pollution washing into the Charles River needs to be cut by 54 percent, a policy that could lead to major changes in the design of sewers, streets, and parking lots and potentially restrictions on some homeowners using lawn fertilizer. (Full article: 863 words)

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