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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 232, Dec/Jan 1986
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As the House and Senate work to reauthorize the Clean Water Act, one of the amendments they will be considering is directed at maintaining water quality in estuaries. The Water Quality Renewal Act of 1985, contains an amendment put forth by North Carolina Representative Walter B. Jones to establish a program for maintaining estuarine water quality. The amendment gives special consideration to Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Bay in selecting estuaries of national significance.
The Water Resources Research Institute will support research in four areas under the institute’s Federal Cooperative Program for Fiscal Year 1986. The four projects will examine radon in water, groundwater availability in the Piedmont Saprolite, use of swamp systems for treatment of municipal wastewater, and water quality and fish diseases.
The North Carolina Department of Human Resources’ Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch published a report on managing contaminated ground water in 1984. The report includes case studies of companies that have changed the way they handle their hazardous wastes, and discusses the existence of groundwater in the five hydrogeologic regions of North Carolina.
A survey of state regulatory agencies was conducted in 1983 by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The survey showed a trend toward increased use of seasonal discharge standards by state water pollution control agencies, and that they planned to use some degree of flexibility in standards for municipal and industrial discharges.