Key to cleaning up Anacostia River? It could be mussel power

WASHINGTON — Nearly 100 years ago, the open space along the Anacostia River was declared parkland by an Act of Congress. By 2032, D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment hopes to make the river clean enough to declare it “fishable and swimmable.” Part of that effort is being carried out by a native freshwater mussel called the eastern lampmussel,  and D.C.’s environmental officials are…

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