"The two rivers that converge at Marietta [OH] are among the 10 most polluted in the country, according to a new environmental report.
The information, culled from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory from 2007, shows that more toxic chemicals are dumped into the Ohio River than any other waterway in the country. The Muskingum River, meanwhile, was the ninth most polluted waterway, according to the report.
What that data means about the safety of the waterways, though, is getting mixed analysis from different environmental groups."
Justin McIntosh reports for the Marietta Times October 31, 2009.