April 20, 2009

CLF’s Dr. Lawrence Discusses Nation’s Water Pollution, PBS’s “Poisoned Waters”

Center for a Livable Future

Center for a Livable Future

Watch a short interview with Dr. Robert Lawrence, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Lawrence discusses the nation’s water pollution and his involvement in the production of “Poisoned Waters,” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary that examines the increased hazards to human health and the ecosystem caused by decades of polluted runoff from agriculture, development and industries.

“Poisoned Waters,” premiers Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. Click here to check your local listings.

One Comment

  1. Yes we can blame farmers, but as long as we keep using our rivers as giant urinals nothing will change. EPA does not consider nitrogenous (urine and protein) waste a pollutant, while this waste like carbonaceous (fecal) waste, exerts an oxygen demand, but in addition is a fertilizer for algae growth.
    EPA never implemented the Clean water Act as was intended, because of a faulty pollution test, it based its regulatory program on.

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