Recently, Delaware Nature Society’s Director of Advocacy Brenna Goggin was featured on The News Journal/DelawareOnline’s opinion page. An expert on water quality and Delaware’s environment, she weighed on on pragmatic solutions to Delaware’s water quality problems.
We know, when funding is earmarked for clean water initiatives, tangible water quality improvements are made. For example, when I had the opportunity to recently tour Delaware’s most pressing water quality projects with Senator Bryan Townsend and members of the task force, we stopped by Mirror Lake in Dover to see how strategic investments can make a huge difference. After just one year of using a new, innovative technology that sequesters contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), there was a 60 percent reduction of those contaminants in the local fish population. Without this technology, these results may have taken up to 20 years to materialize. Why are PCBs bad? According to the CDC, PCBs can cause anything from rashes and acne to changing human blood composition and liver damage at high levels. — Brenna Goggin
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