17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Here is a large paper mill which produces huge amounts of air and water pollution. It is situated next to a park and a baseball playground in Toledo, Oregon (a town of approximately 3,500 people). Wastewater is pumped from the mill along the Yaquina River. The mill has a history of permit violations for numerous spills. During emergencies, the mill also discharges directly into the Yaquina River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.
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||The American Experience
||Oct. 5, 2019, 11:35 p.m.