A Critical Step Toward a Swimmable, Fishable Anacostia


In testimony to the D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment, DC Appleseed project director Brooke DeRenzis explains the importance of toxics clean-up to achieving the District’s goal of a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River.  Her testimony describes how toxic compounds from industrial activities, stormwater pollution, and sewers have accumulated in sediment at the bottom of the Anacostia River, making the river’s fish unsafe to eat, and she calls on the D.C. Council to continue to support the District Department of Environment’s toxics clean-up effort in the city’s budget.

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