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Zebra Mussels Threaten Boston Drinking Water Supply01:41

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The Quabbin Reservoir has been closed to recreational boating to prevent the spread of the invasive zebra mussel species. State environmental officials said they are protecting Boston's main drinking water supply from potential contamination.

We spoke to Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Rick Sullivan about the threat.

This program aired on July 23, 2009.

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Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.


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