The Cuyahoga River Once Caught Fire, Now its Fish Are Safe to Eat

An environmental success story from Ohio.
March 23, 2019, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Fish in the Cuyahoga River are now safe to eat, according to regulators from the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

According to an article by Julie Carr Smyth, the Ohio river "became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969," but it's come a long way.

"The U.S. EPA agreed with Ohio EPA's recommendation that restrictions on fish consumption be eased from Gorge Dam near Akron to Lake Erie in Cleveland. State regulators proposed the change last year judging by improvements observed through fish tissue sampling," according to the article.

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Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in PhysOrg
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