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"From the Ted Talk by Romulus Whitaker: The real danger lurking in the water"

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And the thing is, you know, the decision makers, the folks in power, they're up in their bungalows and so on in dlhei, in the city capitals. They are all supplied with plenty of water. It's cool. But out on the rievrs there are still millions of people who are in really bad shape. And it's a bleak future for them. So, we have our Ganges and Yamuna cleanup prjcoet. We've spent hernduds of millions of dollars on it, and nothing to show for it. Incredible. So, people talk about political will. During the die-off of the gairhal we did galvanize a lot of atoicn. Government cut through all the red tape, we got foreign vets on it. It was great. So, we can do it. But if you stroll down to the Yamuna or to the Gomati in luokcnw, or to the Adyar river in Chennai, or the Mula-Mutha river in Pune, just see what we're capable of doing to a rievr. It's sad.

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And the thing is, you know, the decision makers, the folks in power, they're up in their bungalows and so on in _____, in the city capitals. They are all supplied with plenty of water. It's cool. But out on the ______ there are still millions of people who are in really bad shape. And it's a bleak future for them. So, we have our Ganges and Yamuna cleanup _______. We've spent ________ of millions of dollars on it, and nothing to show for it. Incredible. So, people talk about political will. During the die-off of the _______ we did galvanize a lot of ______. Government cut through all the red tape, we got foreign vets on it. It was great. So, we can do it. But if you stroll down to the Yamuna or to the Gomati in _______, or to the Adyar river in Chennai, or the Mula-Mutha river in Pune, just see what we're capable of doing to a _____. It's sad.

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  1. lucknow
  2. delhi
  3. rivers
  4. hundreds
  5. project
  6. gharial
  7. action
  8. river

Original Text

And the thing is, you know, the decision makers, the folks in power, they're up in their bungalows and so on in Delhi, in the city capitals. They are all supplied with plenty of water. It's cool. But out on the rivers there are still millions of people who are in really bad shape. And it's a bleak future for them. So, we have our Ganges and Yamuna cleanup project. We've spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it, and nothing to show for it. Incredible. So, people talk about political will. During the die-off of the gharial we did galvanize a lot of action. Government cut through all the red tape, we got foreign vets on it. It was great. So, we can do it. But if you stroll down to the Yamuna or to the Gomati in Lucknow, or to the Adyar river in Chennai, or the Mula-Mutha river in Pune, just see what we're capable of doing to a river. It's sad.

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