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"The largest US dam-removal effort to date has begun
As US dams age, removal is always an option—and it can be done well."
ALKA TRIPATHY-LANG - 1/11/2024, 4:00 AM
"The toxicity particularly impacts those who live near the river—especially members of Native American tribes who can no longer fish or swim. These losses negatively affect both physical and mental health, said Brook Thompson, a Yurok tribal member and doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Water quality and amount also affect cultural aspects of life.”'