Friday, November 17, 2017

Big Sioux River a toxic shit hole

New research from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on the Big Sioux River found multiple strains of E. coli that pose a risk to human health.
The study was funded by East Dakota Water Development District and the city of Sioux Falls and was conducted as part of the doctoral thesis work of Dr. Kelsey Murray. Murray’s team analyzed samples from Skunk Creek to look for the presence of genes like Shiga toxin, which turn E. coli into something potentially dangerous.
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Contagious hand, foot, and mouth disease is ravaging the Sioux Falls area.

Brookings County is not just home to the SDGOP's most obnoxious liar; it sits smack dab in a slough that feeds the Big Sioux River: one of the most polluted watersheds in South Dakota.

A cheese factory made possible by Republican cronyism sustains the stench of thousands of dairy cattle making eastern South Dakota a wasteland.

In 2012, after another GOP governor gutted environmental protection in South Dakota, the Big Sioux River was named the thirteenth most polluted river in the US although nearly every waterway in the state suffers impairment.

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