NPR Article on Onondaga Lake

NPR Article on Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake has often been mentioned as “America’s most polluted lake.” This article by David Chanatry at NPR begins by reiterating this moniker. I found that this article oversimplified some of the issues regarding the Onondaga Lake cleanup efforts, though for a national audience it provides a fair enough overview. I was surprised that fishing derbies are taking place on the lake; I did not know that fish populations had grown to be so plentiful. The article does leave some room for skepticism, such as a quote from Sid Hill suggesting that a true recovery of the environmental health of the lake will take centuries, not decades.


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