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Only as a Last Resort will Snow be Dumped in Boston Harbor
Before 1997, snow was dumped in Boston Harbor as a matter of course, but that changed when the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection banned the practice. Snow cleared from roadways was full of pollutants between the deicing agents and whatever happened to be on the road from which it was plowed.

Boston has been buried underneath an almost unprecedented amount of snow over the past two weeks and snow farms filling up fast, Mayor Marty Walsh said the city may have to resort to dumping the snow in harbor. The DEP has provisions that allow for it in emergency situations.



 
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Underwater Grass Beds Maintain Health - An expansive bed of underwater grass at the mouth of the Susquehanna River has proven it is able to "take a licking and keep on ticking." A recent study has found that the submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) bed at Susquehanna Flats, which only recently made a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay, was not only able to survive a barrage of rough storms and flooding, but it has proven a natural ability to protect and maintain itself.


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