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USEPA cracks down on urban stormwater

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring all discharges of urban stormwater in Guam to obtain permits to control pollution in runoff from urbanized areas. Municipal stormwater is a leading cause of water quality problems in Guam and USEPA says the requirements will help protect the island's marine environment from polluted runoff from urban areas, military bases and road systems.

EPA Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest Jared Blumenfeld says as the island embarks on an ambitious military development process, these stormwater permits will help ensure that new buildings and roads are designed to protect the island's unique coastal waters and groundwater. 

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