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Pollution Prevention Plan Development

This service-learning project, coordinated by Dr. Alok Bhandari, focused on conducting a study to the pollution's impact on storm water sewers in the City of Manhattan. A small group of students researched regulations presented in the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); developed a plan for the prevention of illicit discharges into Manhattan’s storm water system; formulated a list of potential contaminants, actions required, and environmental impact of contaminants; formulated spill prevention and spill clean-up procedures; developed an estimate of the number of personnel required and equipment needed for spill response; prepared and submitted written project reports to class instructors and officials of the City of Manhattan; and prepared and gave technical presentations to the class and officials of the City of Manhattan Stormwater Program.