DC Government: Fully implement the law and hold the polluters of the Anacostia River accountable for cleanup costs
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The Anacostia River should be a showcase for our nation’s capital-- a clean and safe river where people want to come to exercise, play, and learn. Instead, the river is among the nation’s most polluted. While city leaders have long talked of cleaning it up, preliminary analysis of the toxic chemicals has only recently gotten underway. Much work remains to be done.
The FY2015 DC Budget requires the District Department of the Environment to map out a detailed clean-up process, including the identification of responsible parties to be held accountable for cleanup costs, by June 30, 2018. Experts say this deadline is quite doable and could even be moved up.
The cleanup process could require significant financial support from a number of entities responsible for the historic and ongoing pollution of the Anacostia River. Our leaders in DC need to know that we expect them to carry out the cleanup process to its full conclusion. Only then can our community fully enjoy the benefits of a clean river.
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