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Cleaning up the Chattahoochee one tire at a time

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Chattahoochee River will look a little cleaner.  

Wednesday afternoon, officials from both Phenix City and Columbus worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, Russell County Sheriff's Department and Alabama Power to remove almost 100 tires and other trash from the river near the Dillingham Street Bridge.

The tires became visible when work on the River Redevelopment Project began.

Volunteer Blake Quinny explains why this project is important. "The tires, the rebar, the carpet, bags, the glass, the cans... it's an eye sore and it needs to go," said Quinny. 

It's also a safety issue as well. With the whitewater project coming soon, officials said it's important to get the river cleaned up. 

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