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Apr 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

The city of east grand forks (mn) is voicing support for a Moorhead resolution opposing the Minnesota pollution control agency’s proposed new phosphorous standards.   East grand forks is in the planning stages for a new waste water expansion.   Moorhead is trying to renew its waste water discharge permit.  Moorhead officials say they have been told the m-p-c-a wants to cap the phosphorous limit to one milligram per liter.   The two cities argue the new regulations do nothing to control discharges from agricultural or other unregulated activities.   East grand forks administrator scott Huizenga says municipal facilities combined generate less than one-half of one-percent of the total phosphorous entering the river system.    huizenga says health officials north Dakota and south Dakota have no plans to implement new phosphorous limits.

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