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Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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  • The Clean Water Act and the Agricultural Exemption

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Friday, August 30, 2019 Any conversation about water quality in Iowa inevitably boils down to the fact that the largest industry in Iowa – agriculture – is not subject to most water quality regulations. Why is that? What is unique about the agriculture industry?

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  • IEC Releases Report Raising Health Concerns About Nitrate in Drinking Water

    posted by on Thursday, September 29, 2016 On Thursday, September 29, the Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) released a new report, “Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for All Iowans,” an overview of research conducted in Iowa, the U.S. and abroad that indicates the health risks associated with nitrate in drinking water may go beyond blue-baby syndrome.

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  • Iowa Sets New State Record for Blue-Green Algae Advisories

    posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 A record-breaking number of beach advisories were posted at Iowa State Park beaches this summer due to high levels of microcystin, a toxin produced by some forms of blue-green algae blooms that make the water unsafe for swimming. This is the second year in a row the record has been broken.

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