State Transportation Agency Tackles Water Pollution

To control polluted storm water runoff, the California state transportation department has agreed to install pollution filtering devices along the coastal highway system.
April 9, 2004, 12pm PDT | Erin Clark
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In a landmark agreement, Caltrans will work to actively control storm water runoff from highways that ultimately pollutes rivers and the ocean. According to scientists, "runoff from roads, farmland, urban areas and industrial sites has emerged as the No. 1 threat to water quality in California." Filtering devices will be considered for new highways and will be retrofit, when feasible, on older freeways.

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Published on Thursday, April 8, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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