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Is It Too Late to Save the Potomac and Other Endangered Rivers?

How far the Potomac River come since its most-polluted years, when President Johnson called it a “disgrace.” It looks so majestic now, rolling past the iconic buildings of Washington, D.C. Yet the thought of touching its water with bare skin remains troubling. And D.C.’s tap water still tastes a little funky. Upstream, waste from farms dumps into its waters, and downstream the detritus of urban life is washed over the banks after heavy rain.
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Potomac tops list of endagered rivers in U.S., group says

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

The river that provides much of the drinking water to our nation’s capital, the Potomac, tops the annual list of most endangered American waterways, according to a national conservation group. American Rivers said Tuesday that thank... Read Post

Potomac Ranked as Nation's Most Endangered River

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist (2 years ago)

The Potomac is the nation's most endangered river, threatened by storm-water runoff and combined sewer overflows. Without action, warns a new report, the river could again become the "national disgrace" is once was. [ more › ] Read Post

Potomac named nation’s most endangered river; George Huguely trial evidence to be displayed (A.M. Buzz)

United States / Washington D.C. : The Buzz (2 years ago)

Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day: Report: Potomac is nation’s most endangered river. An advocacy group says pollution will only get worse if Clean Water Act regulations are rolled back. Read full articl... Read Post


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