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HERMISTON — The boards of commissioners for Umatilla and Morrow counties have approved a plant to address the ongoing nitrate issue in the Lower Umatilla Basin Groundwater Management Area.

The two boards met Wednesday, March 13, in Hermiston and heard from Morrow County Planning Director Tamra Mabbott and others on recommendations for proceeding with the $1.7 million in funding the counties received from the federal Environmental Protection Agency at the end of last year for a research project.

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