Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Environmental Organizations File Notice of Intent to Sue over Mississippi River Basin Pollution

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Prairie Rivers Network today (March 1) filed a 60-day "notice of intent to sue" with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, notifying the District of their intent to sue it over water pollution impacts resulting from wastewater discharges that reach from Chicago, Illinois, down the Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and into the Gulf of Mexico. The Notice and its attachments (which include correspondences related to the issue and a photo of algae mats on Chicago waterways) are available here.

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