A Healthier Mississippi River but With Emerging New Threats

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By Brett Stolpestad

The Mississipi River is the healthiest it has been in a generation with less waste and pollution, more fishing and wildlife. However, new findings sugest that there are other risks to be faced, The Pioneer Press reported.

Since the Clean Water Act that was passed 40 years ago, there has been less industrial and urban pollutants but now findings suggest that the river faces new threats of pollution.

The Star Tribune reported that there has been an increase in the amount of runoff from household products and pharmaceuticals.

There has also been a reported increase in the amount of agricultural and urban runoff from storms that could ultimately threaten the health of the wildlife.

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