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Pigeon River Revival

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Pollution of the Pigeon River began in 1908 when a paper mill in Canton began dumping waste materials into it. Pollution became so bad that Tennessee sued North Carolina to force a solution. In the 1980s, the EPA intervened and gave the paper mill a timetable and a clear set of rules for cleaning up its discharge. Once considered a sewage ditch, the river is now on the rebound, and the improved water quality has encouraged biologists to reintroduce native aquatic species.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 68 Issue 12, Dec 2004, p26-29, il, map