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Courier Journal: Ohio River Tops Nation in Pollution Discharges
April 11, 2012, 9:14 am
Filed under: News

The Ohio River again leads the nation in the amount of toxic chemicals dumped into it by industries, according to a new report by a Washington, D.C.- based environmental group.

The 32 million pounds of discharge into the Ohio is about 1 million pounds more than the last time the group analyzed pubic data on factory discharges into the nation’s waterways three years ago.

“America’s waterways are a polluter’s paradise,” said Shelley Vinyard, a water advocate with Environment America, which published the report recently as a follow up to a similar study in 2009.

She noted that the Clean Water Act of 1972 was supposed to clean the nation’s waters by 1985. “It’s clear we have not reached that goal,” she said.

Read further at http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120403/NEWS01/304030055/Ohio-River-tops-nation-in-pollution-discharges

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