CLEAN UP: Local organization helps to get rid of cigarettes in TN River

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful is teaming up with marinas

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By Jenna Rae
July 1, 2019

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - When you dispose of cigarette butts on the ground near water, they can get washed away and into our water system. The plastic and chemicals from the left-over cigarettes could cause contamination.

That’s why the Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful organization is working with marinas surrounding the hundreds of miles of river to help kick butts.

Kathleen Gibi, Executive Director of Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, says most marinas double as gas stations for boaters and cigarettes are prohibited.

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