From the Chicago Tribune:

The Obama administration is ordering an ambitious cleanup of the Chicago River, a dramatic step toward improving an urban waterway treated for more than a century as little more than an industrialized sewage canal.

In a letter obtained Wednesday by the Tribune, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency demands that stretches of the river must be clean enough for “recreation in and on the water,” a legal term for recreational activities including swimming and canoeing. The order also applies to two connected waterways, the Cal-Sag Channel and Little Calumet River. Read more.

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This video series from @ILINSeaGrant features 5 revitalized #GreatLakes AOCs. Each has had some or all of the BUIs removed, with contaminated sites cleaned up and ecosystems improved. Here’s the feature on a fellow Ohio AOC, Ashtabula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7Q_G5HXpo&list=PL9g5HBosOKtqCd8HfFqFht3RDCnnOgR7u&index=5

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