EPA says Chicago rivers must be cleaned up

Reuters: Chicago waterways long used to carry away the city's waste must be cleaned up expeditiously so residents can play in them, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told state officials on Thursday. "A decade of investments in walkways, boat ramps and parks has provided people with access to the water -- and now we need to make sure that the water is safe," Susan Hedman, the agency's Midwest regional administrator, said in a statement. Boaters commonly ply the city's rivers and canals, and residences......

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