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EPA Approves Dangerous Water Quality Standard for Cadmium


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EPA Approves Dangerous Water Quality Standard for Cadmium

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a new, nationwide water-quality criterion for cadmium that is nearly 40 percent higher than the standard the National Marine Fisheries Service concluded would be safe for endangered salmon in Idaho. Used in the manufacturing of batteries, plastics and electronics, cadmium is toxic to people and wildlife and regulated under the Clean Water Act. But despite the recommendation from the Fisheries Service that the EPA consult with it, as required by the Endangered Species Act, the EPA refused.

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Why abolish the EPA, when they're experts at self castration?