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EPA Rolling Back Mining Wastewater Regs – Tailings, Water-related Risk Endures

09 July 2018
Research Note

On 26 June 2018, the EPA Administrator released a memo directing relevant offices to limit EPA authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. This section of the law currently provides EPA with an expansive authority to revoke material discharge permits, including those required for mining operations.

In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts analyzes the impact of this EPA rollback on mining company water strategies.


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