Cuyahoga River Research Paper

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In Cleveland, Ohio there was a fire that occurred on June 22, 1969, around 12pm on the Cuyahoga river. People called it the “burning river”. The river caught on fire because there were floating pieces of debris that was slicked with oil. The debris ignited by sparks that came from a train that was passing over the river. The reason it happened is from years of people dumping pollution into the river. After an investigation was done, they decided there was oily debris that became trapped underneath two wooden trestles, which is the rigid support frames, under the bridge. There have been 13 known fires that have happened. It was the Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes that led the efforts in resolving the issue of land pollution. Mayor

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