Regulators Take Exception With Runoff Study’s Conclusions

Unhealthy levels of bacteria coupled with high levels of phosphorous and algae are the byproducts of farm manure runoff in Augusta County. So says a report from the Environmental Integrity Project. State regulators maintain there is substantial progress being made in reducing that kind of pollution from the Shenandoah River, and they claim the report ignores how farmers have made changes in livestock fencing and crop management to help curb the problem.