You’ve heard people say that the River has suffered “death by a thousand cuts.” Here is what one looks like.
I was in NYC a while back and there was a stream of water with fuel or oil in it running down alongside the curb into a storm drain. Source unknown.
Imagine all the fuel and oil leaks from vehicles and machinery all across the nation. I once read that each year in the US, fuel from non point source spills like this one equal the 11 million gallon EXXON Valdez spill in 1989.