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Keep The River Clean

February 25th, 2016 | Posted by Lee

Originally published in the Thousand Islands Sun on February 24, 2016, from Lee Willbanks Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and Save The River executive director.

The Thousand Islands Sun recently published a letter to the editor expressing concern about the disposal of fracking waste in the St. Lawrence River watershed.

Save The River is adamantly opposed to and works to prevent the discharge of toxics in any quantities into the St. Lawrence River, its tributaries and its watershed.

Currently there are no proposals for the disposal of fracking waste within the boundaries of the River’s watershed in either New York state or the province of Ontario. Even so, Save The River remains vigilant and vigorously opposed to any proposals to do so.

However, the St. Lawrence River watershed is not isolated. Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes, and their watersheds ultimately drain to the River. As with other threats to water quality in the vast Great Lakes basin, Save The River is working through and with the many organizations throughout the Great Lakes with whom we collaborate to prevent the disposal of fracking waste in any manner which threatens water quality.

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