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Once Burning, Ohio's Cuyahoga River Rises Again

Brad McBride, of Burning River Adventures, stands near the banks of the Cuyahoga River. (Elizabeth Miller/WCPN)
Brad McBride, of Burning River Adventures, stands near the banks of the Cuyahoga River. (Elizabeth Miller/WCPN)

Clevelanders used to cringe every time someone mentioned that the polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire in June 1969. But a new generation is embracing the “Burning River” name.

Elizabeth Miller fromHere & Now contributor WCPN in Cleveland reports.

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Elizabeth Miller, contributor for WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland. She tweets @llmiller12.

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