PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board

Pittsburgh's rivers have become such popular spots for recreation that it's been easy to assume that toxin-laden waters were a relic of the region's past.

Sadly, says a study released Thursday by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, not nearly enough has changed in the 40 years since the federal Clean Water Act was adopted to make America's rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries safe for fishing and swimming by 1983.

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