Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting people to comment at a series of public meetings on water quality improvement projects designed to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott and other state officials have launched Vermont Clean Water Week to highlight efforts to clean up water in the state such as Lake Champlain and to celebrate the state's waterways.

A geologist in Vermont is gathering data to help build a 3-D map of the ground underneath Bennington to try to understand how the potentially cancer causing chemical PFOA may be moving through groundwater.

Storm Drain
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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking to find and eliminate potential sources of water pollution in the White River watershed.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the five-year cost of cleaning up Vermont waters is about $154 million.

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The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says officials are preparing a letter to respond to concerns about the quality of water in a Northeast Kingdom lake.

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Regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and officials from Vermont state agencies outlined proposed plans to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain to key House leaders Wednesday.

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The Vermont Attorney General's office says the Department of Environmental Conservation of the Agency of Natural Resources is paying $12,000 in civil penalties and $6,000 for an environmental project to settle violations of state hazardous waste disposal rules.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has issued new storm water permits to thirteen communities and three institutions to help control runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed.  There are some concerns that the remediation timetable is too long.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is working to reduce water pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed by requiring a number of municipalities and other groups to do more to control storm water runoff.

The new permit requires 13 communities, the University of Vermont, the Burlington International Airport and the state Transportation Agency to develop storm water management plans to reduce the amount of polluted runoff that flows into streams, rivers, ponds and lakes.