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Anacostia Pollutant Discharges Challenged

Case Number # 3516

The Anacostia River in the nation's capital is badly polluted by raw sewage and stormwater. A lawsuit challenges inadequate pollution limits for the river.

Press Releases

Monday, May 21, 2012
Requires pollution reduction for Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Permit fails to ensure District rivers will meet water quality goals
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Weak permit will leave Anacostia and Potomac Rivers polluted for decades
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Limits on sediment fail to assure clear water, judge rules
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
One of the nation's most polluted rivers will finally see cleaner waters
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
EPA must now adopt pollution caps that reduce pollution peaks harmful to fish and recreationists
Friday, August 26, 2005
EPA failed to protect community, environment from pollutants in national waterway
Thursday, May 20, 2004
Pollutant caps for river too lenient, violate Clean Water Act
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Pollution caps for river too lenient, violate Clean Water Act
Friday, November 1, 2002
EPA's pollution standards for river too lenient, violate Clean Water Act