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Will Washington DC Ever Have Clean River Water?
- "D.C. water quality is among the worst in the country. The combined sewer system dumps more than 3 billion gallons of raw sewage mixed with runoff into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek each year.The District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has prepared a plan, but it would not fix the problem - raw sewage would still flow into our rivers and communities. What's worse, DC Mayor Anthony Williams's Department of Health is prepared to weaken public health standards to make it all appear legal.(Excerpt from EarthJustice at http://ga0.org/campaign/tellthemayor/explanation)
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