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EMC Appoints Special Committee to Review Revised Water Quality Standards, Controversy Reflects National Regulatory Issue

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To resolve disagreement about stringent limitations on toxic substances in North Carolina’s streams and rivers, the Environmental Management Commission appointed a committee to review the state’s proposed new in-stream water quality standards prior to taking the standards to public hearing. The dispute about state standards reflects widespread controversy about both analytical detection limits and public risk-benefit perception.