ErikLaurence wrote:First of all, no they're not back to normal. The Androscoggin and the Kennebec are much better that they were 40 years ago, but they're hardly "back to normal".
Second of all, yes, nature will correct much damage, but only if we stop making it worse.
Finally, would you go down to the Esplanade in Boston and drink the water from the Charles?
If fish and other life forms are swimming & living in the water, it's not destroyed. If it were, they'd be washing up on shore dead. Things aren't as bad as environmentalists would have you believe. That said, most people I know, myself included, wouldn't drink water or eat fish from ANY MA lake. But our grand parents & great grandparents did at a time WITHOUT ONE SHRED of environmental regulation. My grandmother is going to turn 90 next July & she walks over a mile every day. She'd still be walking to get her groceries - AND carrying them BACK- if a medical procedure didn't cause her to lose most of her sight in one eye (doctors blamed macular degeneration -- seems funny she was fine for 89 years before the operation). The medical system has cause her more damage than anything in the environment has.
I will never be convinced by environmental hype. After all that my ancestors have done, according to environmentalists I should have 6 legs..... if I even survived. That right there is proof positive that it is just HYPE
and nothing more. Richard's link he posted backs that up 200%.
Besides, I wouldn't go to Boston if I were paid!