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Charles River's water earns a B-plus in health

Officials said the Charles River met boating standards 97 percent of the time and swimming standards 50 percent of the time in 2005.
Officials said the Charles River met boating standards 97 percent of the time and swimming standards 50 percent of the time in 2005. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Catherine Elton
Globe Correspondent / April 22, 2006

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The US Environmental Protection Agency gave the Charles River a B-plus on its 2005 report card on the health of the river's water yesterday. The river received the same grade in 2004, and it is the highest grade since 1995, when the river received a D. (Full article: 264 words)

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