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NC Law Makers Offer No New Solutions To Clean Pollution From Jordan Lake

The state commission overseeing plans to treat pollution in Jordan Lake did not make any recommendations during its last meeting.
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The state commission that’s been looking at ways to treat pollution in Jordan Lake did not make any recommendations during its last hearing on Wednesday.

Government and business leaders from towns that use the lake for drinking water urged the committee to reinstate regulations on the water that is poured into the lake.

The state has suspended some requirements until 2016. They would require costly improvements to storm water drainage in in areas including Greensboro and Burlington.

"There are needs on both ends of the spectrum," says Representative John Faircloth, a Republican from Guilford County, co-chairs the Jordan Lake Committee. "It’s an unusual situation that we face. But at this time, I don’t expect any legislation being recommended."

The state has approved a two-year test of water mixers that could prevent algae from growing in the lake.

Jorge Valencia has been with North Carolina Public Radio since 2012. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Jorge studied journalism at the University of Maryland and reported for four years for the Roanoke Times in Virginia before joining the station. His reporting has also been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Baltimore Sun.
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