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Getting a Grip on Nitrate Discharge Levels – EPA’s Great Bay nitrogen levels upheld by board

Newmarket town officials agreed in December 2012 to accept a nitrogen discharge permit issued by the EPA to reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged from the town’s wastewater treatment plant into the Lamprey River to 8 milligrams per liter (mg/l), and then ultimately to 3 mg/l. The EPA has argued excess nitrogen discharge into the bay is causing water-quality issues in the Great Bay estuary, including reducing eelgrass and oyster populations. [email protected] 08:30