WQ22, Reviewed October 1993
Several key laws protect the quality of groundwater. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sees that these laws are followed. The EPA assigns different responsibilities to other state agencies and distributes federal funds to carry them out. The main laws listed here are the responsibility of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Better known as the "SuperFund," this act cleans up existing hazardous waste sites that pose a threat to surface water or groundwater, or other sources.
Indirectly protects groundwater by regulating handling and disposal practices.
This act is enforced by the Department of Agriculture. It:
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