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Why rivers no longer burn

A river catches fire, so polluted that its waters have “no visible life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms.” This could describe the mythological River Styx from Hades. Residents of Cleveland, though, may recognize the government’s assessment of their own Cuyahoga River in 1969.

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  • Headline: Why rivers no longer burn
  • Publication: Editorial, Pages 16 on 12/14/2012
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