Wednesday 1 August 2012

Onondaga Lake clean up, will they find Oggie?

America's 'Most Polluted' Lake Finally Comes Clean
July 31, 2012 by: David Chanatry, NPR
A one-two punch of municipal waste and industrial dumping gave Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, N.Y., the reputation as one of the most polluted lakes in America. But after years of cleanup efforts, the lake has undergone a transformation, and now the final phase of its cleanup is set to begin.

Oggie of Onondaga Lake
Located northwest of Syracuse, New York and south of Lake Ontario is Onondaga Lake ,the lake is five miles (8 km) long and a mile (1.5 km) wide, and is reported to have a maximum depth of 63 feet (19 metres). It is said to be the home of a creature called Oggie. The traditions of the Onondagas, and the Iroquois, indigenous peoples of the region, indicate that a creature has lived in Onondaga Lake for centuries.

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