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Columbia River

Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Action Plan

EPA and the Columbia River Toxics Reduction Working Group have issued a call to action for governments, nonprofits, industries, and citizens to help reduce toxics in the Columbia River basin.

The Columbia River Toxics Reduction Action Plan identifies 61 actions to:

  • Increase public understanding and political commitment to toxics reduction in the Columbia River basin.
  • Increase toxic reduction actions.
  • Conduct monitoring to identify sources and then work to reduce toxic contamination.
  • Develop a regional, multi-agency research program.
  • Develop a data management system that will allow us to share information on toxics in the basin.

Our success will depend on a commitment to work together. The problems are too large, widespread, and complex to be solved by only one organization or country.

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