The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new tool that allows the public to access information about pollutants that are released into local waterways.
The Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and lets users search for and map water pollution.
The EPA today issued its decision on Missouri's water quality standards, approving how the state categorized 244 streams, rivers and lakes.
That decision means water bodies newly designated for high contact uses like swimming will need more protection.
Some sewage treatment plants, municipalities and others will need to start treating their wastewater discharges.
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for possible water contamination in Southeastern Missouri, in the area affected by the Birds Point levee breach.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew up a Mississippi River levee at Birds Point on May 2 to protect upstream communities like Cairo, Ill.
The levee breach flooded 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland, including a confined animal feeding operation.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.
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