CBS Baltimore: Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B To Region

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Setting a dollar amount on the Chesapeake Bay. A new study released Monday compiled the numbers.

Alex DeMetrick reports they add up to $100 billion.

It takes 64,000 square miles of watershed to fill the Chesapeake Bay. Six states upstream are under federal orders to make that water cleaner by preserving woodlands near streams, reducing the hard surfaces that come with development and controlling what runs off farms. All are sources of nutrient pollution that create algae blooms and dead zones.

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