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Colorado River Not The Most Polluted, But Getting There

The Colorado River is in the news again as doubts emerge over it's long term health, with a new report citing active pollution sources and naming it 'most endangered'.
April 16, 2004, 12pm PDT | Ambar Mukherjee
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"Radioactive runoff, toxic rocket-fuel chemicals and human waste threaten the health of the Colorado River as much as the growing number of people who use it, according to a conservation group that today puts the Colorado at the top of a list of rivers at risk."

"This isn't the first time American Rivers has focused on the Colorado. It put the river at the top of the endangered list in 1991, citing the environmental effect of Glen Canyon Dam and has included all or part of the river on the top 10 list three other times since then."

Thanks to Ambar Mukherjee

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Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 in The Arizona Republic
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