Experts Say Chicago River Pollution Is Creating An Environmental Crisis

Chicago River
Friends of the Chicago River's 'Big Jump 2019' at Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, IL Dan Wendt / Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)
Chicago River
Friends of the Chicago River's 'Big Jump 2019' at Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago, IL Dan Wendt / Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)

Experts Say Chicago River Pollution Is Creating An Environmental Crisis

The Chicago River is as healthy as it’s been in 100 years, but commercial pollution like road salt have put the city’s vital waterways in peril.

Reset sustainability contributor Karen Weigert and Margaret Frisbie of the nonprofit Friends of the Chicago River explain why, and what you can do about it.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago

Margaret Frisbie, executive director of Friends of the Chicago River