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Baltimore Sun: Trash cleanup ordered for Baltimore harbor, streams

The abundant trash littering Baltimore area streams and the harbor will have to be cleaned up under new pollution limits set by federal and state regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

The city and Baltimore County would be required to remove or prevent hundreds of tons of trash and debris from being washed or dumped annually into the Jones Falls, Gwynns Falls and the lower Patapsco River under the limits approved by EPA and the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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