EPA Proposes Limits on Sediment | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

EPA Proposes Limits on Sediment

Play associated audio

By Sabri Ben-Achour

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing limits on sediment for states whose watersheds feed into the Chesapeake Bay.

Runoff from city streets and parking lots erodes soil and stirs up sediment.

It's a problem in the Chesapeake Bay - it clouds the water, keeps grass from growing, and buries oyster reefs.

It really limits a lot of species and it's an issue in tributaries too -- the Anacostia river at Bladensburg used to be a bustling 40-foot-deep port, now it's a mudflat at low tide as sediment has built up.

The EPA wants to put the bay on a pollution diet and that includes sediment limits.

D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and three other states will use these limits to determine how to manage their own pollution.

Those Watershed Implementation Plans will be finalized in November.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
WAMU 88.5

Witness List Released In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby.
NPR

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.