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Resource ID: #17351
Subject: Pollution
Source: Houston Press
Date: 2022-04-06



This Houston Press investigation examines the reasons for several fish kills in Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas, which "has been considered one of the premier largemouth bass fisheries in the nation." The story reveals that the lake has a pollution problem, although "the cause for Rayburn's woes cannot be answered with certainty," The investigation exposes multiple discrepancies in the studies of the state environmental agency and the fact sheets provided by the largest pollutant, a " huge paper mill on the reservoir's upper reaches." The reporter predicts that the pollution problem may get worse, as the state environmental agency is "leaning toward approving a proposal from the paper mill to downgrade the lake's water quality standards."

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