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Building Floating Wetlands on Chicago River

Clip: Season 2022 | 53s

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The area around Bubbly Creek — a fork of the South Branch — was once a wetland, until the channel became choked first with sewage and then animal waste from the Union Stockyards’ meat processing plants. Now the wetlands, albeit in a highly altered and engineered form, are making a comeback.

Aired: 11/01/22 | Rating: NR

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