US to Clean 1 of Puerto Rico's Worst Polluted Waterways

October 30, 2015 4:40 PM

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The U.S. has pledged to help clean one of Puerto Rico's most polluted waterways in a move that ends a 15-year struggle to eliminate raw sewage and garbage from a community where thousands of people live.

The agreement signed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and others marks the start of an extensive, multimillion-dollar cleanup of the Martin Pena Channel. It is part of the San Juan Bay Estuary and home to more than 25,000 people.

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