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Most American Rivers Are In Foul Condition

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the ecological health of American rivers and streams. It’s the first survey of its kind – and the results are not good.

pollution watercolorAmong the findings:

– 55 percent of the sampled sites are in poor condition for aquatic life

– 40 percent of rivers and streams in the United States have high levels of phosphorus

– One quarter of surveyed rivers and streams are suffering from diminished vegetation along their banks

– 13,000 miles of rivers and streams in America are so intensely polluted with mercury that the fish living in them are unsafe for human consumption

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