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Atlanta Green Groups Work To Clean Polluted Waterways

The extremely polluted Proctor Creek in northwest Atlanta forms the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, one of Atlanta's main water sources.
The extremely polluted Proctor Creek in northwest Atlanta forms the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, one of Atlanta's main water sources.
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Eco-Action and the Proctor Creek Stewardship Council members explain a community-based approach to cleaning up polluted creeks and streams on ''A Closer Look.''

Proctor Creek in northwest Atlanta is one of the most polluted waterways in metro Atlanta. 

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, or WAWA, says the creek is “impacted by at least 29 documented pollution sources and does not meet state-mandated water quality requirements.”

That’s unfortunate because the creek is the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, one of Atlanta’s main water sources.

Yomi Noibi, the executive director of the Atlanta-based environmental group Eco-Action, and a representative with the Proctor Creek Stewardship Council joined Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on “A Closer Look” to talk about a community approach to cleaning up polluted waterways.