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Lake Roosevelt: The dam-made lake holding a century of pollution

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INCHELIUM — Imagine bringing your kids to the lake and wondering if they’d be better off at home, watching TV.

Or washing your garden-grown vegetables and wondering if it would be healthier to eat canned ones.

Or digging for clams and mussels and wondering if they’re laden with lead and zinc, mercury and arsenic.

These are the worries of some who live along the upper Columbia River, especially Lake Roosevelt, a 150-mile-long stretch of the Columbia River, and the repository…

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