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Resource ID: #14534
Subject: Environment
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: June - November 1997



Although little known outside of Georgia, the Chattahoochee River is the lifeblood of metro Atlanta. The river provides drinking water for more than 2 million people in metro Atlanta and hauls away their wastes. Yet, the city of Atlanta, other metro Atlanta governments -- and to a certain extent the state of Georgia -- are paying little more than lip service to this vital resource. The series found that the city of Atlanta has a dysfunctional sewer system that regularly overflows into the river, making it one of the most endangered rivers in the United States.

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