The Burning River That Sparked a Revolution

It was the disaster that ignited an environmental revolution. On this day, June 22, in 1969, the Cuyahoga River burst into flames in Cleveland when sparks from a passing train set fire to oil-soaked debris floating on the water’s surface. When TIME published dramatic photos of the burning river — so saturated with sewage and…

http://time.com/3921976/cuyahoga-fire/

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