After Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board vote, what's next for the Chicago River?

June 8, 2011

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On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board agreed to disinfect sewage from two Chicago-area plants.

On Tuesday, the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board agreed to disinfect sewage from two Chicago-area treatment plants. Their 8-1 vote is the latest move in a long debate over the cleanliness of the Chicago River, one that has grown to involve state and federal authorities.

To find out what’s next and how soon our waters might be clean Eight Forty-Eight was joined by Commissioner Debra Shore of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

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