Report: 50% of US Waters Are Too Polluted for Fish or Humans to Swim In

Los Angeles River, California. Sections of the river are contaminated with DDT, PCBs, oil, trash and other toxins.

A recent report from an environmental watchdog group, the Environmental Integrity Project, has discovered that over half of the US’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams are too polluted for humans or fish to swim in. The report harkens back to the Clean Water Act, which for over 50 years has been in place to help prevent such pollution from occurring, or at the very least work to remediate the impacts of pollution. You can read the report and more in-depth analysis in this article from the High Country News!


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