WOSU News Archives For: July 14, 2005

The Changing Face of the Clean Water Act

12:00AM
July
14, 2005

In June of 1969 a train crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland tossed a spark that ignited oil and kerosene floating on the river’s surface. The fire spread to debris caugh beneath the train trestle, and the Cuyahoga River fire was born.