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February 28, 2013

Study: Medford sewage plant hurts Rogue River

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A study commissioned by fly-fishing groups contends the effluent released from Medford's wastewater treatment plant illegally harms insect life and promotes unwanted algae growth in the Rogue River.

The study says the pollution could harm chinook salmon eggs laid in gravel downstream of the treatment plant near TouVelle State Park.

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