Oklahoma and Arkansas meet over Illinois River pollution

Tuesday, December 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A showdown between Arkansas and Oklahoma could come to an end this week.

Both states met to try and reach an agreement over water pollution in the Illinois River basin. The meeting took place in Dallas. If no agreement is reached, the EPA says it will make a decision on Oklahoma's water quality standard in just days.

Environmental advocates say the Illinois River basin is being polluted by phosphorus from poultry operations and municipal wastewater treatment plants.