Wasting Our Waterways: Environment Ohio to Release Report Documenting Toxic Pollution Dumped into Ohio’s Waterways

WHAT: Environment Ohio will release a new report documenting the total amount of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities into Ohio’s rivers, lakes, and streams, as ranked by waterway, watershed, type of pollution, polluter, and state.

Environment Ohio’s report will also document the total figures for direct releases of chemicals that cause cancer, reproductive, and developmental harm. Environment Ohio’s report comes as the Clean Water Act turns 40, and as the Obama administration is on the cusp of finalizing new guidelines to restore Clean Water Act protections to many of Ohio’s waterways, and waterways across the country.

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 10:00 am

WHO: Sarah Hyman, Clean Water Associate, Environment Ohio, Councilwoman Sunny Simon, Cuyahoga County Council, District 11, Councilman Brian Cummins, Cleveland City Council, Ward 14, Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization

WHERE: On the banks of the Cuyahoga River at Hart Crane Memorial Park 
 Corner of Columbus Road and Merwin Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

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