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August 8, 2017

Raft of garbage sits on this W.V. river, but upgraded plant makes water safe

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN
Associated Press

AP Photo/Michael Virtanen [enlarge]
Garbage and debris float on the Monongahela River, upstream of the drinking water intake for about 100,000 people. But the publicly owned plant turns dirty water into drinking water that far exceeds federal and state health standards.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A raft of garbage covers a swath of the Monongahela River in northern West Virginia, a dozen miles upstream from the drinking water intake for 100,000 people.


 
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