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Party Pollution Threatens Ozarks' Rivers

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Party Pollution Threatens Ozarks' Rivers

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Party Pollution Threatens Ozarks' Rivers

Party Pollution Threatens Ozarks' Rivers

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The spring-fed, protected rivers that wend through the Missouri Ozarks have begun to draw swarms of drunken partygoers. Not only do they off nature lovers, families, and kids' groups, but they also pollute the rivers by driving their four-wheelers on the banks and through the water.

Attempts to crack down by the National Park Service run up against staff shortages of rangers.

Frank Morris reports from member station KCUR.

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