Guest Host: Jen Golbeck

A view of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Va.

A view of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria, Va.’s sewer system is pouring millions of pounds of sewage into the Potomac River and its tributaries each year. The overflow has dragged locals into a feud in Richmond, where lawmakers disagree over how quickly Alexandria should be required to improve its outdated system that combines rainwater and sewage. In a rare partnership, environmental groups and many of the commonwealth’s Republican lawmakers agree that a faster timeline is necessary ––but is it possible? We discuss the issues at hand.

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  • Whitney Pipkin Staff Writer, Chesapeake Bay Journal; @whitneypipkin

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