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October 16, 2007

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must take a more aggressive leadership role in implementing the Clean Water Act if water quality in the Mississippi River and the northern Gulf of Mexico is to improve, says a new report from the National Research Council. It also calls on states to be more proactive and cooperative in their efforts to monitor and improve the river's water quality.

Robin K. Craig David A. Dzombak Otto C. Doering