Friday, September 1, 2006

Pollution in the Water, Lawsuits in the Air: With Damage to Ecosystem Jeopardizing Tourist Industry, Oklahoma Fights Back

Article in the Washington Post -- Pollution in the Water, Lawsuits in the Air: With Damage to Ecosystem Jeopardizing Tourist Industry, Oklahoma Fights Back, by Juliet Eilperin:

    Every time the rain comes down, muddy water laden with phosphorus, arsenic and
    other contaminants flows into the Illinois River from chicken farms nearby and just
    across the border in Arkansas.

    The inflow of nutrients has begun to change the river and the reservoir it feeds, Tenkiller
    Ferry Lake. At times the water is clogged with fish-killing algae, occasionally emitting
    a foul odor that affects the drinking water and undercuts the area's attraction as a tourist    
    destination.

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