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Chicago River, over half raw sewage

by thepariah on July 6, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Parts of the Chicago River are over 70% raw, untreated sewage. The authorities in Chicago have been fighting against taking the expensive yet necessary steps to clean the river up, and it has gotten so bad Dick Durbin is now getting into the act since Chicago politicians (Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama etc,) have not done anything to force compliance.


This is what real pollution looks like, not invisible atmospheric plant food like CO2.


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