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Ozarks at Large Stories

'Save the Illinois River' Claims NWA Wastewater Effluent Fouling Watershed

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Springdale Water Utilities

The northeastern Oklahoma conservation group Save the Illinois River claims inadequate wastewater treatment in northwest Arkansas threatens downstream water quality in the river shared by both states. We hear from STIR cofounder Ed Brocksmith about the group's concerns and solutions, and Heath Ward, executive director of Springdale Water Utilties and a vice chair on the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority.

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