The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday its $1.4 billion plan to clean up the most polluted portion of the Passaic River.
Depending on exposure, such contaminants can cause cancer and harm most human organs, and kill or sicken wildlife. Coal ash is the second largest source of industrial waste in the country.
Activist takes a plunge in the polluted waters of the Gowanus canal to prove a point of how contaminated the waterway has become and to bring awareness.