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Posted at 9:17 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Navy, EPA to discuss Chesapeake Bay

By Washington Post editors

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson are heading to Annapolis to discuss how the Navy can help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Mabus and Jackson will be joined Wednesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and commanders of bay area bases at the Naval Academy, where they will talk about how bases can help the restoration effort. Academy research on oyster aquaculture also will be discussed.

The Department of Defense has 68 installations in the bay watershed. Mabus said at a May news conference that hybrid and electric vehicles that cut nitrogen emissions and parking surfaces that reduce runoff by allowing stormwater to filter through are among the technologies being employed by the Navy.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | August 25, 2010; 9:17 AM ET
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