Central America’s Lempa River Heavily Polluted

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador

Only 3 percent of the water of the Lempa River are in good condition, according to a report published in April by El Salvador’s National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (Anda).

Sixty-six percent of the river’s water in El Salvador is considered “intermediate,” 19 percent is “bad,” and 12 percent is “very bad,” according to the report.