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Marietta Times: Toxic Waterways – Report Says More Needs To Be Done for Ohio, Muckingum Rivers
November 4, 2009, 3:33 pm
Filed under: News

By Justin McIntosh,
POSTED: October 31, 2009

To see the report: , click on “Wasting Our Waterways” report.

The two rivers that converge at Marietta are among the 10 most polluted in the country, according to a new environmental report.

The information, culled from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory from 2007, shows that more toxic chemicals are dumped into the Ohio River than any other waterway in the country. The Muskingum River, meanwhile, was the ninth most polluted waterway, according to the report.

What that data means about the safety of the waterways, though, is getting mixed analysis from different environmental groups.

Amanda Moore, field organizer with Environment Ohio, the group that put together the report, said the data proves what was common knowledge where she grew up in Bridgeport, along the Ohio River.

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