If you live in or near Oklahoma City, you’ve no doubt heard about the pollution problems at the Oklahoma River (nee North Canadian River).
First, some triathletes were sickened after swimming in the river. That prompted the city to remind residents not to dump chemicals or other wastes into storm drains across the city, especially ones that feed directly into the river.
Now, the EPA has warned two local companies about animal waste running off into the river.
The companies in the EPA case have 30 days to resolve the matter, but in the meantime, you can check out the EPA’s MyEnvironment site. Just enter your ZIP code and get a wealth of information, from air quality and water quality to sites near you that have to report environmental data to the agency.
Written by Paul Monies