Lewis Diuguid

January 10, 2014 10:33 AM

West Virginia spill contaminating water part of a bigger problem

An Environmental Protection Agency report in 1996 said that about 40 percent of surveyed lakes, rivers and estuaries in the U.S. were too polluted for drinking, fishing and swimming. Chemical spills like the one into the Elk River in West Virginia just add to the already growing problem.

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