When officials found high fecal counts in the Ohio River, they decided to initiate a clean-up effort. Now six states — including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — are participating in the 475-mile makeover.
According to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission the river reached its current state of pollution due to agricultural runoff from farms and slaughterhouses, as well as overflow from tanning industries, paper factories and treatment plants.
Read more here.
Source: The Chicago Tribune