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Vermont Legislative Panel To Consider Sewage Overflow Rules

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With concern heightened around Vermont over the issue of heavy rains contributing to sewage overflows, a legislative committee is set to consider new rules dealing with that issue.

A new state law requiring quicker reporting of the overflows has meant instances in which raw sewage flows into Vermont's rivers are being highlighted this summer.

Now the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules is set Thursday to consider new rules on the overflows developed by the Agency of Natural Resources.

Environmentalists are pushing for requirements that cities and towns upgrade their sewage treatment plants, while many municipalities worry about the millions of dollars in costs that would impose.

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