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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Scientists endorse bay pollution model

DailyPress Online - Leaders at three institutions of higher learning, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, are defending the computer models used by federal regulators to create a Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet." In an Oct. 8 letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, the academics wrote the "consensus of the scientific community" is that the models are "both useful and adequate" in guiding policy decisions for the 64,000-square-mile bay watershed. The letter is signed by John Wells, (pictured above) dean and director at VIMS, Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and Denice Wardrop, chair of Pennsylvania State University's scientific and technical advisory committee. All three institutions have contributed research to the EPA-led effort. Source: DailyPress online 

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