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Action Timeline

August 22, 2012 – The Center submitted a petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate plastics as a pollutant under the Clean Water Act.

December 11, 2012 – The Center petitioned the EPA to designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — including the portion of the enormous Pacific Garbage Patch within U.S. waters — as the nation’s newest Superfund site.

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