Posted by TroyJ on January 06, 2002 at 23:12:08:
In Reply to: What to do about the polluting of OUR waters? posted by Kerry Grissett on January 06, 2002 at 21:42:38:
Keep it up Kerry. We do have serious issues with health and pollution here in Alabama. During the grass war, one thing that was brought to light was the statistics showing those who draw drinking water from the Tennessee River in North Alabama have over a 40% greater cancer rate. There is a cycle with chemical dumping in the Tennessee River. The grass is the only thing that cleans the water, but millions were spent on massive amounts of carcenogenic herbicides to kill it. Pesticides and chemicals from plants, the Arsenal, etc are just part of the problem. The fertilizer runoff into the river helps the grass grow, then they want to dump other chemicals in the river to kill the grass, which mix with the other pollutants in the water from other sources, and so on. Finding ways to keep our water clean is important to all of us, and a healthy fishery is indicitave of healthy water. With the massive population growth, we're in for a rough ride in terms of clean water use and wildlife habitat.
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