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Report: Pollutants Increase in Snake River Aquifer

Report: Pollutants Increase in Snake River Aquifer KETCHUM, Idaho – Water quality in and around the Snake River in southern Idaho is on the decline, according to a new report. The Idaho Conservation League's survey of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer finds an increase in pollutants, especially nitrogen and phosphorus – in some cases exceeding state and federal water-quality standards. Josh Johnson, central Idaho conservation associate with the Idaho Conservation League, explained the Magic Valley's 417,000 cows produce waste equivalent to a city of 12 million people, and that waste isn't being treated before seeping into the aquifer or running into bodies of water. ...(Read More)
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