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    Sweep the Hooch


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Taylor Farrow and Eric Snyder with One Entertainment Productions, filmmakers in Marietta, Georgia, wanted to raise awareness about the pollution dangers facing the Chattahoochee River, the primary source of drinking water for metro Atlanta. They shot this mini-documentary during the Sweep the Hooch garbage clean-up days in 2012 and 2013.

    'This river is just one example of many that this sort of thing happens to all over the country, and is overlooked,' Snyder said.

    According to the Georgia River Network, in 2000, the city of Atlanta was forced by a federal consent order to remove 568 tons of trash, including seven automobiles, from streams that feed into the Chattahoochee.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Sweep the Hooch is the largest organized river clean up in Georgia with over 600 volunteers, removing tons of trash in the last three years. The event is hosted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Trout Unlimited and the National Park Service.

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