Chattahoochee River: Overview

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The Chattahoochee River, which flows through Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, is becoming increasingly polluted with high levels of bacteria and the problem is only getting worse as the city of Atlanta grows and urban runoff into the river increases. Last year nearly 90 million gallons of waste found its way into the Chattahoochee from sewer overflow, excessive storm water runoff and cracked pipes. The National Park Service has installed signs along a 48-mile segment of the Chattahoochee to warn recreational users of high bacteria levels. The primary contaminant is E. coli. E. coli is found in animal waste. The bacteria can cause violent illness and death.

See your doctor if you suspect that you may have been exposed to E. coli in the Chattahoochee River. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Specific Contaminated Sites
  2. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  3. Infections
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