WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay is a ghost of its former self, and Environment America says it has 10 scary facts to prove it.

The environmental group plans to release its list on Saturday, just in time for Halloween. Environment America says the list shows a terrifying concoction of nitrogen, phosphorous, and other pollutants have harmed the bay, causing oxygen-robbing algae blooms that harm water quality and key species.

Environment America also plans to use Saturday’s event to host a cleanup on the banks of the Anacostia River at Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

The Anacostia is one of a number of waterways nationwide targeted in a new federal urban waters initiative. Federal officials also unveiled a plan last year to restore the river flowing through Southeast Washington.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    The BAY is nothing but a 200yr old CESSPOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mr.right says:

    These environmental groups what control every part of our life. They are activist and what to stop all forward progress of western industrial nations. They worship the trees the earth and the sky! and also believe that man is the problem rather then solution and, ‘if we can just stop reproducing ourselves than the world be a much more beautiful place’. talk about putting the cart before the horse

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