Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chicago-Area Municipal, Industrial Water Pollution Is World-Class

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley took a shot this week at Wisconsin's Lake Michigan quality track record, an odd, off note for sure when you consider Chicago's long and continuing history of water pollution.

And despite the reversal of the Chicago River and a massive diversion of water away from the lake to carry Chicago sewerage downriver, seepage back to the lake still affects its quality, some experts say.

Here's the record, and it ain't pretty.

I'm a big fan of Daley's environmental record, but his criticisms of Wisconsin and Milwaukee have been gratuitous.

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