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Report ranks RI waterways among cleanest in US

The report released by Environment Rhode Island Research and Policy Group says Rhode Island was behind only Arizona in the amount of toxic chemicals released into its waterways. The state released less than 1,000 pounds of toxic material in 2010.

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RI waterways among country's cleanest

A new report has ranked Rhode Island's waterways as among the cleanest in the United States.

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Major floods could hit state again

WARWICK, RI (WPRI) - It has been almost two years since the historic floods of 2010 hit the state. Many have believe massive floods like these are a once in a century occurrence, but one local group says more extreme weather is likely.

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Environmentalist warns RI 'in path of storm'

According to Federal Emergency Management Agency data, every county in Rhode Island has experienced a weather-related federally declared disaster between 2006 and 2011. Kent County has experienced two in the last two years: the floods of 2010, and the wrath of Irene in 2011. “The entire state of Rhode Island has seen the effects of weather-related disasters and the great threat they pose to Rhode Island’s safety and economy,” said Channing Jones at a press conference.

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Study says Newport sewer system needs overhaul

An engineering firm says Newport can't fix its sewer system's illegal discharges into Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay without major construction projects and new pumping stations.

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