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Toxic stew of chemicals tainting Columbia River fish

A family group does some heavy lifting after a successful day of Columbia River salmon fishing with Adventure Guide Service. (Adventure Guide Service)
A family group does some heavy lifting after a successful day of Columbia River salmon fishing with Adventure Guide Service. (Adventure Guide Service)

RIVERS — A federal study released Tuesday found more than 100 toxic substances from everyday life are making their way through wastewater treatment plants into the Columbia River.

What this means, according to details of the report, is that chemicals thoughtless people are pouring down their drains are getting through water treatment plants, into the river — and into the fish sportsmen eat. 

Wonderful.

Read the Seattle Times story.




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