When "Gray Water" is Good Enough

The Horinko Group has posted a new headline entitled “When 'Gray Water' is Good Enough.” The article was posted to the MIRS News Service on August 21, 2009.

Synopsis

A former federal environmental official urged a Senate committee today that it should support legislation that bans the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from creating redevelopment site cleanup rules that are stricter than federal standards.

Marianne Horinko, who worked during two different periods with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said state environmental officials can get too hung blackjack online up on making water crystal clear instead of being more sensible about clean up efforts.

"In general, if something is good enough for across the country, it should be good enough here," said Horinko, a guest of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. For example, if a company wants to redevelop a brownfield in the middle of a heavily industrial area, it doesn't make sense to require pristine groundwater if nobody is going to use that groundwater for drinking for many, many years to come.

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