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Sewage Pollution Still Fouling Waterways As Clean Water Act Turns 40


Environment  (tags: water, pollution, protection, healthconditions, environment )

Carrie
- 700 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
With each steady stroke, John Lipscomb inched the canoe deeper into an infamous urban waterway. The water surrounding the boat grew increasingly murky; the sulphuric stench more offensive.



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BarbCat SunshineLady (1645)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:16 pm
This paragraph sound like the introduction to a poorly-written novel about desrtuction of Earth. Except, it isn't.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:24 pm
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Carrie B. (309)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:42 pm
Barb, I have to agree. Very sad and frightening indeed!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:47 pm
YUCK!

I like the idea of using green methods to absorb rainwater to keep it from overloading the sewer system and causing the dreaded "spillage." However, there are areas in this country that are in desperate need of infrastructure upgrades, and this certainly appears to be one of them.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:59 pm
It's only 27 billion gallons of toxic mixture. So, not only bridges, tunnels, roads, public school and municipal buildings need infrastructural work...Planning is crucial for all and more dangerous situations.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:44 pm
Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:07 am
Terrible news and so preventable.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:11 am
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
*********** WALL OF SHAME ************
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┬┴┬┴┬┴ The Wall ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴
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DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!
DEMAND FREEDOM, FOR ALL THE WORLD!!!!
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:53 am
sad picture, but on the other hand there was a Mpls Star Tribune article about how portions of the Mississippi River have actually cleaned up in many ways.....althoug ironically gotten dirtier in others....

however, what will happen if/when we don't have any safe or clean water......
 

Adam Hamilton (1)
Friday September 28, 2012, 11:05 am
wow this is sad to see and hear surely waters and rivers can be cleaned up
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:23 pm
sickning...
 
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