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Rescuing the River: The Raritan – Watch Online
September 20, 2012 5:05 PM

Narrated by actor Avery Brooks, this hour-long documentary tells the story of New Jersey’s Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film reveals how government agencies, corporations, environmentalists, developers, scientists, and lawyers have clashed for years in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollution and environmental neglect.

Rescuing the River takes viewers down the lower ten miles of the Raritan, giving them a close, unflinching look at four notoriously toxic sites to see how they became so abused and why it is so vexing to fix the problem. 

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