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Earth Day Activist Dons Protective Gear to Swim Most Polluted US Waterway


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Earth Day Activist Dons Protective Gear to Swim Most Polluted US Waterway

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

An environmental activist who swims through sewage spills, shark habitats, and shipping lanes in order to "put our waterways squarely in the public eye" took a particularly disgusting dip on Earth Day this year: in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, known as one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States.