Over the past century, Delaware's industrial and agricultural past, poor wastewater management, as well as lax regulation over storm water runoff all had a hand in dirtying Delaware's waterways.
Today, except for the beaches, nearly all of Delaware's waterways are polluted.
WHYY is undertaking a two-year project to report on how the state's rivers, ponds and streams. The first report with Shirley Min is an assessment of Delaware's water health.
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