Facts About Water Pollution in the United States

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Facts About Water Pollution in the United States

Think the U.S. has cleaned up it's water pollution problem? Unfortunately this is far from the truth. Learn a few facts about water pollution to see how much still needs to be done.

1. Forty percent of all US rivers are too polluted for safe fishing or swimming.

2. Forty-six percent of all US lakes are too polluted for safe fishing or swimming.

3. Each year, 25% of US beaches are either closed or under advisory at least once.

   

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