9/17/08 ADEQ, Cocopah team up to fight river trash

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is combining with the Cocopah Tribe to provide a boost to the Colorado River system.

Illegal immigrant and other dumping has led to an estimated 20 to 30 tons of waste along the river basin, a main artery of entry into the United States, the ADEQ says. Immigrants use the waterway to cross the border, then follow it north.