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Making Up For Lost Time: Correcting Environmental Mistakes Of The Past

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The former site of Steve Vermillion's old boat house is sandwiched between two highly-contaminated patches of land.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The former site of Steve Vermillion's old boat house is sandwiched between two highly-contaminated patches of land.

It's said time can heal all wounds. But environmentalists say we're going to need a lot of time to repair some of the damage we've done to the environment. Centuries of industrial development and farming have left now-banned pesticides and waste products beneath our feet. They leach into soil and show up in the tissues of fish and the muddy bottoms of waterways. Sabri Ben-Achour explores the present and future impact of past pollution in our region.

[Music: "Time in a Bottle" by Various Artists from Peace, Love & Guitar]

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