The River Raisin has long been a dumping ground for oil, grease, heavy metals, PCBs and such. Local industry found it easy to dispose of such toxic pollution in the River and now the fish, animals and birds are born deformed, have reproduction problems and suffer from a loss of home and hearth. But who cares about animals? We should… locals can’t eat the fish we catch nor can we swim in the water or enjoy our beaches. We aren’t free of blame though – our sewage has also found its way into the waters further contaminating it. It isn’t too late to turn this around, but it soon will be – each day that goes by makes recovery that much more elusive.
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