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RI making strides with waterway monitoring

June 26, 2014

PROVIDENCE—Rhode Island has its fair share of problems, but according to a report produced by Environment Rhode Island, toxic dumping is not one of them. The non-profit research and policy organization released its ‘Wasting Our Waterways,’ report on Thursday, which highlights the country’s ongoing battle to lessen the impact of toxic waste pollution on its rivers, lakes and shorelines.
“The good news about reducing toxic discharges demonstrates the great strides that have been made through public and private actions to keep toxics out of our environment, including our waters,” said Janet Coit, director of Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management, in a release.
The report, which relies on data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its industry self-reporting Toxics Release Inventory program, emphasizes the impacts which toxic chemicals have on human and wildlife health.

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