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Yakima County leaders delay vote to adopt plan that will fix nitrate pollution

Yakima County leaders delay vote to adopt plan that will fix nitrate pollution

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Yakima County leaders are working to fix the nitrate contamination problem in lower valley water supplies.

The County’s Groundwater Advisory Committee was supposed to vote Thursday night on whether to adopt a plan that will help deal with the nitrate pollution.

Instead, several committee members said they did not agree with a few sections of the plan and wanted a final draft with more clarification and accuracy.

Committee member Jim Dyjak says the Groundwater Advisory Committee has been working on a plan to address groundwater and nitrates for the last six years and have yet to come to an agreement.

“On a plan this large, everybody sitting in that table is going to like something and they’re not going to like something but it’s a starting point. People need to look at it as a starting point," said Dyjak.

Committee members voted to have the plan amended and later bring it back to them so they can vote to approve it.

A date for the committee to meet again and vote for the revised plan was not set.

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