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Pollution of the Cuyahoga River Causes Water Fires

The pollution of the Cuyahoga River was so severe that over the years the toxic waste caught fire numerous times. One specific fire in 1969 was reported upon by the Time Magazine and played a strong part in the movement towards cleansing the waterways nationwide.


Air Pollution and Acid Rainfall Damage the Ecosystem in Mount Mitchell

In 1988 scientists accept evidence that industrialization in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys are to blame for increases in acid rainfall in Mount Mitchell, North Carolina, creating an environment where trees, bushes, and wildlife cannot survive.