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Nitrates in the Water? Don’t Blame Fertilizers

When nitrates enter public water sources, the blame is usually laid on farmers, or perhaps more accurately, on nitrate fertilizers. In Iowa, nitrate pollution has actually lead to a lawsuit against local farmers by the Des Moines Water Works. The lawsuit demands farmers stop releasing so many nitrates into the city’s water source. Counterintuitively perhaps, […]