Top 10 Scary Facts About the Missouri River

Released by: Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center

Executive Summary

While the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween costumes disappear after October 31st, the very real and very scary problems facing the Missouri River are not going anywhere. Agricultural runoff, irresponsible development, and industrial waste are all contributing to a river that is filled with toxic chemicals.

And it's not just the Missouri River itself that makes us want to scream - the streams that feed the Missouri and provide us with drinking water are also currently at risk of losing their Clean Water Act protections because of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases. 

Environment Missouri's Top Ten Scary Facts About the Missouri River calls on the EPA to restore the Clean Water Act, so that the Missouri River and the streams and wetlands that keep it clean can be protected for many Halloweens to come.