Swaths of rich farmland and vibrant industrial areas dot the Saginaw River and Bay area – Michigan’s largest watershed- and they have used the abundant waters as a catch all for agricultural run-off and industrial pollution. The area drains 15 percent of Michigan’s land and contamination has led to degraded fisheries, a loss of recreational activities and an inability to eat the fish. The main problems with the sediments are nutrients from farm run-off, soil erosion and PCB’s. It is time to speed up the cleanup of this vital resource.
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