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Environmental Science Students Study Chicago River

Students in Mrs. Jennifer Snyder’s Environmental Science Service Learning class were part of a University of Nebraska study of the Mississippi watershed. Over the course of five weeks, the class tested the North Branch of the Chicago River five times for Atrazine, Nitrates, Nitrites and Phosphates. 
Particularly, students looked to find the source of the herbicide Atrazine, which has contaminated the Mississippi River. Our own North Branch of the Chicago River is a tributary of the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers and, therefore, the Mississippi.
 
Students found no Atrazine in any of their tests! 
 
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