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Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan


November 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed.

"This MOA proposes absolutely no provisions that will result in substantial water quality improvements any time soon," said Ed Brocksmith of Tahlequah, a member of the group Save The Illinois River.

Pollution of the river and its 1-million-acre watershed, allegedly by chicken farmers in northeastern Oklahoma who were contracted by several poultry companies, has been a decades lo...

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