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11:33 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Bushels of Oyster Shells Return to the Bay

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - About 12,000 pounds of oyster shells are heading back to the Virginia waters from where they came.

More than 150 bushels of shells will be collected in Richmond on Friday and delivered to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Oyster Restoration Center in Gloucester Point. They'll be used to build oyster reefs and other restoration projects.

Oyster shells have become scarce because of the bay's much-diminished oyster population. They are critically needed to create platforms to restore one of the bay's signature catches.

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8:11 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Nutrient Trading System Could Save Billions in Chesapeake Bay Clean Up Costs


WASHINGTON (AP) - The costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay could be cut as much as 80 percent through trading of pollution credits, according to a new study.

The study was presented Thursday in Washington to the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which advises state legislators in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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