Officials Alarmed at River, Water Pollution
A Virginia Department of Environmental Quality report issued last month identifies 9,000 miles of the commonwealth's rivers as polluted. Fishermen quoted in this Fairfax Extra article describe fish pulled from the Potomac covered in burn-like lesions. Other waterways like lakes and reservoirs are also suffering according to the report.
August 10, 2006; 12:04 PM ET
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