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How this river in the U.S. inspired an environmental movement

This river in the U.S. was so polluted that it caught fire at least 13 times, becoming almost totally devoid of life. But over 50 years later, it has turned into a peaceful waterway and a powerful symbol of environmentalism. This is the story of the infamous Cuyahoga river.

06/27/2019 6:23 AM
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  • Stephen P.
    08/31/2019 23:30

    I remember it burning in the 60’s.

  • Paul S.
    08/31/2019 06:45

    Don't let Trump destroy the EPA ! FIGHT BACK. VOTE BLUE IN 2020

  • David B.
    08/30/2019 21:34

    And that was back when they refined oil to get diesel, and they had a by-product called gasoline that was not used for anything so they just dumped it out anywhere.

  • Troy L.
    08/30/2019 20:05

    I grew up in Akron, OH. I remember the river catching fire. Sad.

  • Alex C.
    08/26/2019 14:03

    Sad we can't smell smoke and have to wait to see flames.