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EDMONSTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County town is being recognized as an example of how to improve the environment while creating jobs.

Federal officials will be in Edmonston on Thursday celebrating the first anniversary of the town’s Green Street project, which is being credited with helping cut pollution in the nearby Anacostia River. Town officials say the project has also created jobs for about 70 people.

Rep. Donna Edwards plans to join EPA officials and environmentalists at the event, where they will also discuss a recent report that says upgrading the nation’s water infrastructure could provide work for almost 1.9 million people.

Edmonston is one of 10 towns in Maryland that received Green Streets grants.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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