Feds sue Akron to enforce Clean Water Act and to stop city from polluting Cuyahoga River – Metro – cleveland.com

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Feds sue Akron to enforce Clean Water Act and to stop city from polluting Cuyahoga River – Metro – cleveland.com: “Akron, and other cities like Cleveland and Columbus, have older sewer systems in which raw sewage sometimes runs into storm sewer pipes and directly into waterways, including rivers and lakes, and may cause health problems for animals and humans.”

It is about time that this happened. Akron extends its sewer lines and stimulates more development, but fails to take care of its existing mess. The EPA should have enforced years ago.

Now, the problem will be paying for this. Maybe the feds can fork over the money to fix the problem? At an estimated $1 billion, it would only cost the same as about 3 days of our expenses in Iraq. Ain’t clean water worth that?


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