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Much of the pollution on Seattle's Duwamish River comes from decades ago, but Seattle Iron and Metal, a metal recycler, is one of the ongoing, present–day polluters of the river. (EarthFix Photo/Katie Campbell)

Much of the pollution on Seattle's Duwamish River comes from decades ago, but Seattle Iron and Metal, a metal recycler, is one of the ongoing, present–day polluters of the river. (EarthFix Photo/Katie Campbell)

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Clean Water Act's Anti-Pollution Goals Prove Elusive

Ashley Ahearn
07/18/2012

Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. But today, in the Northwest and nationwide, most water bodies still don't qualify as clean, and new threats to clean water are outpacing the act's enforcers.

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