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Keeping trash from going with the flow

Sep 19, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Sixteen cities in southeast L.A. county are installing screens under storm drains that flow into the L.A. River. The project could keep 840,000 pounds of debris from reaching the ocean a year.

Every time it rains, workers in Long Beach rush to the mouth of the Los Angeles River to scoop up the floating islands of plastic bottles, grocery bags and other debris before it's all swept onto local beaches or pulled out to sea.

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