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Swimming Proposed in Area of Charles River

Once considered one of the most polluted waterways in the country, a nonprofit group now says the Charles River is clean enough for swimming.

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Stantec/Charles River Conservancy
The Charles River Conservancy says parts of the Charles are now clean enough for a permanent swimming area.
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Michael Rosenfield
The nonprofit released a study in conjunction with Stantec Engineering for an enclosed floating dock near the Boston-Cambridge line.
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Stantec, Charles River Conservancy
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Michael Rosenfield
The location, near the Museum of Science, was chosen because of its accessibility.
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Here, people are enjoying a swim in the Charles River on a hot summer day.
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