While flowing through the heart of our nation's capitol, the Anacostia is overburdened and choked with toxic chemicals from dumping and pollution.
The Anacostia is one of the ten most polluted rivers in the nation.
For too long we have accepted that a polluted Anacostia has to be a reality for the District. However, under pressure from the EPA, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is finally dealing with the six most toxic sites along the Anacostia, one of which is Pepco's Benning Road power plant.
On July 14, 2014 Washington, DC became the first major city on the East Coast to ban polystyrene foam food containers! Clean Water Action has been campaigning around this issue for months and thanks its many supporters who wrote letters in support of the ban to City Council members.
The Anacostia River is one of the most polluted Chesapeake Bay tributaries.