The Week in Pictures: U.S. Sewers Dump Waste and More

Emma Grady

Emma Grady
TreeHugger Exclusives
November 27, 2009

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37% of All US Sewers Are Polluting Rivers and Lakes (Video)

Troubling news has surfaced about sewage systems in the US: over the last three years, 9,400 sewers--more than 37% of the all sewers across the nation--have illegally dumped untreated human waste, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous materials into clean rivers and lakes. The results are often disastrous, as some damning video evidence proves.

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Image credit: USGS

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