Fish in River That Famously Caught Fire Now OK’d for Dinner

The Cuyahoga River in Ohio was one of the most polluted rivers in the country in 1969.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ultimately delisting the river altogether as an area of concern. Seven impairments remain to be addressed before that can happen.…

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