"There is little doubt that very small trace amounts of natural and synthetic drugs are showing up in waterways in some parts of the country. For instance, a stream study by the U.S. Geological Survey states: “Results show that a broad range of chemicals found in residential, industrial, and agricultural wastewaters commonly occurs in mixtures at low concentrations in streams in the United...
On Its 39th Anniversary, the Clean Water Act Needs Defenders
"In 1969, a river caught fire.
People of a certain age probably remember when it happened. The Cuyahoga, which runs through northeastern Ohio and outlets into Lake Erie in Cleveland, was heavily contaminated -- so much so that stretches of the waterway contained no life at all. It was thick with pollutants; Time magazine called it the river that 'oozes rather than flows.' The ooze ignited on June 22."
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