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Polluted Bronx River the focus of major cleanup effort

For decades, Bronx environmental and community advocates have fought to revive the borough’s stretch of the polluted river. Now, local governments – as far upstream as Valhalla – have signed on to keep sewage and dirty storm water out of the channel.

City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe called the Bronx River Watershed Management Plan an “unprecedented” example of teamwork among three county governments and 15 towns that straddle the 23-mile waterway. [Daily News]

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