Questions related to the Fox River Article: “How Clean is the Fox River?” By Ashley Rhodebeck
Introductory Paragraph What are the pollutants listed in the 2nd paragraph that can threaten aquatic life and impair the river’s other uses? What group does Cindy Skrukrud work for as a chairwoman? What does that group do? Fox River in Perspective What kind of list does the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency publish? What can some of the potential uses include that may be listed for the lakes, rivers, and streams on the list? How is aquatic life in the Fox River from Elgin to Aurora threatened? What do the officials say about the water with regard to pregnant or nursing women and children under 15? Do any of the cities near Batavia use the river as a drinkable water source after being treated accordingly? Which ones? Reducing Pollution Where does mercury come from? How can fertilizers threaten oxygen levels for fish and other wildlife? If we reduce the amount of phosphorus going into the Fox River, what can be eliminated? How can too much sediment be a problem? What is one source for this excess sediment? Tips to keep Kane County’s waters clean List five tips listed for keeping waters clean…
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