Report Ranks Rhode Island Waterways Among Cleanest
April 20, 2012
A new report has ranked Rhode Island’s waterways among the cleanest in the United States, according to an article in the Boston Globe.
The report released by Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Group says Rhode Island was behind only Arizona in the amount of toxic chemicals released into its waterways. The state released less than 1,000 pounds of toxic material in 2010.
However, some environmental advocates say waterways that feed into Narragansett Bay are still at risk of pollution because some protections of the Clean Water Act have been rolled back in recent years.
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