- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - About 500 pounds of waste was collected off Newport Harbor’s sea floor in an effort to remove trash that has been building up for years.

WLNE-TV (https://bit.ly/1JADrph ) reports that the cleanup was a joint initiative by Clean Ocean Access, the Newport Maritime Alliance, and the Newport Waterfront Commission.

The harbormaster, divers, an underwater robot and support crews were on hand to help remove the garbage.

Officials say crews found glass bottles and silverware as well as more obscure objects.

Diver Anthony Miller says he found an old artillery shell.



In total, 91 objects were brought to the surface in just 90 minutes.

The project, all volunteer-based, aims to free the harbor of debris to make it healthier and safer for swimming.

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Information from: WLNE-TV, https://www.abc6.com

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