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Recreational vs. Commercial Battle Brewing Over Delaware River Usage

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
A member of the Delaware River Fishermen's Association fishes for catfish in Bucks County.

A battle is brewing over the urban stretch of the Delaware River as it runs past Philadelphia and Camden. As more and more people use it for recreation, commercial shippers are raising safety issues. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports the fight is a strange confluence of water quality and safety.

(Original air-date: 4/12/22)