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New Report Says DE’s Rivers and Streams Are the Most Polluted in the U.S.

Mark Eichmann
The Delaware River near New Castle, Del.

A new report says Delaware has the highest percentage of rivers that can’t be used for things like swimming or that impair aquatic life for certain fish species. The findings are from the Environmental Integrity Project that looked at how clean America’s rivers and lakes are, 50 years after the Clean Water Act was signed into law. WHYY’s Zoe Read has more.

(Original air-date: 3/25/22)