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Navigating America's 'Poisoned Waters'

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Navigating America's 'Poisoned Waters'

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Navigating America's 'Poisoned Waters'

Navigating America's 'Poisoned Waters'

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith details widespread pollution of America's waterways in the PBS Frontline documentary Poisoned Waters.

Smith reports that untreated toxins and chemicals from urban sprawl and development are damaging or destroying natural habitats in the Chesapeake Bay and the Puget Sound. In the Potomac River, chemical compounds be causing mutation in the genitalia of frogs, while high levels of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Puget Sound have led to the endangerment of orca whales.

Smith is a former former New York Times correspondent.

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