Wetland Pollution is Becoming a Serious Problem for the U.S.

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Article courtesy of Summit County Citizen Voice Staff Reporter | April 15th, 2016 | Summit County Citizen Voice | Shared as educational material.

Photo Credit: Bob Berwyn

Recently, the EPA conducted its first national check on the condition of wetlands around the U.S. What they found was that over 50% of the wetlands weren’t in healthy conditions. Around thirty percent are in fair condition while the latter twenty percent are in “poor” condition. After the report, organizations are taking steps forward to preserve wetlands. In order to find the depth of the wetland pollution, the EPA along with various partners conducted the National Wetland Condition Assesment. It is used to document the changes in the multitude of wetlands around the United States for a period of over thirty years. These tests and surveys help scientists get a better understanding of the direness of the wetland pollution situation. Hopefully, it will allow individuals and companies that are looking to restore the wetlands with effective ways to do so. Read more about the issue revolving wetlands here: http://bit.ly/2xoUywv.

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