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Providence Cracks Down on Illegal Trash Dumping

Providence is installing eight cameras in areas around the city prone to illegal trash dumping.

City Public Works Director Russell Knight says the motion-activated cameras are housed in small metal boxes and mounted on telephone poles.

When a camera detects movement, the lens cover pops open and it takes pictures. The images can be stored in a memory card in the camera or be sent by Wi-Fi to a computer.

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