New underwater trash bins help clean up Anacostia River

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The Anacostia River has a trash problem; in fact it’s one of the few rivers in the U.S. that is officially considered impaired by trash by the Environmental Protection Agency, which implemented a “trash diet” on the river more than a decade ago.

D.C. is trying out a new tool in the fight against trash — underwater bins that suck debris out of the water. Seven of the contraptions, called Seabins, are being deployed by the nonprofit Anacostia Riverkeeper, funded by a $60,000 grant from the District Department of Energy and Environment and the U.S. EPA.

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