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WATER QUALITY

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State grants and loans should help to ease the city's financial burden.
WLSSD called an emergency meeting to address the breakdown of a critical and costly piece of infrastructure.
From the column: "The University of Minnesota Duluth is doing its part to resist the water crisis by having a variety of stormwater features on campus."
From the column: "If you have lead pipes leading to your home or in your home (as many do), you may be exposed to unsafe levels of lead because, as we all know, there is no safe level of lead consumption."
From the column: "This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the enormous environmental progress that has been made in Minnesota and across the nation. One remarkable Minnesota success is the Rainy River along the Canadian border."
“As a nation, especially of the time, it was an impressive accomplishment,” Marianne Bohren, executive director of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, said during a public tour Tuesday.

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From the column: "The severe and virtually permanent harm sulfide mining could cause to clean water calls into serious question whether it has a place in the transition to renewable energy."
The Sackett v. EPA case marks another attempt to pin down what is a waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, an issue that has been debated for years with the legal ambiguity a thorn in the side of farmers and ranchers, property developers and others seeking clarity on how not to run afoul of federal law.
From the column: "Oil and water do not mix. And, it turns out, we are wasting almost as much water as we use."

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