Environment America
Dyersburg State Gazette
Dyersburg State Gazette

The organization, Environment America, stated in their "2012 Wasting Our Waterways" report the Mississippi River is second only to the Ohio River in the amount of toxic discharges. According to the group's survey, in 2010 the river received a total of 12,739,749 pounds of toxic discharge from 10 states that border the waterway. Nationally, 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

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