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Cleaning Up The Ashtabula

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: May 2008 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:32

Generations of kids did their Huckleberry Finn thing down by the Ashtabula, which means "river of many fish" in the Iroquois language. It once teemed with bass, walleye, channel catfish, and yellow bullhead.

Default-piece-image-1 The Ashtabula River in Ohio flows into Lake Erie, one of the four Great Lakes. Generations of kids did their Huckleberry Finn thing down by the Ashtabula, which means "river of many fish" in the Iroquois language. It once teemed with bass, walleye, channel catfish, and yellow bullhead...But industrial waste contaminated the river with polychlorinated biphenyls, low-level radioactive material, and heavy metals. Not exactly the ideal ingredients for fish stew...unless you're an android...

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The Ashtabula River in Ohio flows into Lake Erie, one of the four Great Lakes. Generations of kids did their Huckleberry Finn thing down by the Ashtabula, which means "river of many fish" in the Iroquois language. It once teemed with bass, walleye, channel catfish, and yellow bullhead...But industrial waste contaminated the river with polychlorinated biphenyls, low-level radioactive material, and heavy metals. Not exactly the ideal ingredients for fish stew...unless you're an android...