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A crew rows along the Cuyahoga river at sunset in the Flats section of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., October 23, 2020.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

River on fire: Legacy of the Cuyahoga and the future of the EPA

It was the summer of ’69: Man landed on the moon, the Stonewall riots broke out, and Ohio’s Cuyahoga River burst into flames — igniting the modern environmental movement.

Fifty-five years later, the health of rivers is more topical than ever — from states in the Western US negotiating how to share dwindling water from the Colorado River to the 2024 Paris Olympics. In the French capital, the fate of the triathlon hangs in the balance due to dangerous levels of bacteria present in the Seine despite the government’s $1.55 billion clean-up effort.

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Water cuts in Selangor to over 1m accounts as plants shut down due to contamination again

October 19, 2020 9:55 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Yet another suspected contamination in Sungai Selangor has forced water supplier Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor) to issue a stop-work order on its Phase 1,2,3 and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants causing unscheduled water cuts to 1,196,457 accounts in the state.

In Indonesia, coronavirus floods Cisadane River with extra hazard: Medical waste

September 01, 2020 9:07 AM

TANGERANG, INDONESIA (REUTERS) - For the residents along Indonesia's Cisadane River, the coronavirus has brought not just deadly disease, but also a deluge of medical waste: a constant stream of syringes, face masks and hazmat suits floating by.

17,000 Kulai homes go dry; supply in S'pore not affected by river pollution

April 05, 2019 5:00 AM

A high level of ammonia pollution in Johor's Sayong River, which has disrupted water supply to about 17,000 households in Kulai, also forced Singapore's national water agency PUB to stop treatment operations at its waterworks in Johor yesterday afternoon.

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