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Washington-Area Governments to Rid the Potomac River of Trash

Washington -- Washington-area governments have decided to reduce trash in the Potomac River and its tributaries. Leaders from six governments, including Fairfax County, four Maryland counties and Washington, signed a “trash treaty” that aims to make the river trash free by 2013. Under the agreement, local governments will bolster recycling programs, hold annual meetings to discuss the river’s state and increase resident education. The deal was organized by leaders of the annual Potomac River cleanup, which is to be held Saturday.