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Less Wastewater in Chicago River Has Led to 60+ Species

Clip: 03/08/2022 | 2m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

In the 1980s, there were just five fish species found in the Chicago River — one of them, a goldfish. Fast forward to today and the goldfish now has more than 60 other species accompanying them in the river, mostly thanks to a decrease in wastewater pollutants. But biologists warn all that hard work could disappear. WTTW News reporter Patty Wetli joins us now to explain.

Aired: 03/08/22

Rating: NR

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