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No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) – Scuba divers are taking part in Lake Tahoe after a year -long attempt to clear debris from an entire 72 -mile coastal alpine lake over the Sierra Nevada.

They have no trace of the history of the sea and there is no sign of the villains in tight shoes or long treasure chests missing. But their hope is that the 25,000 pounds of garbage they collect will be more valuable.

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This photo provided by Clean Up The Lake shows an example of a GPS that was found by heavy -duty garbage collectors in the fall of 2021, in Lake Tahoe, Nev. (Clean Up The Lake via AP)

Since last May, they have sorted and registered the types and GPS locations of the garbage.

It is part of the first project of its kind to learn more about the damage caused by plastics and other pollutants in water on the California-Nevada line.

Tahoe Garbage Dumps

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Garbage and debris collected during the annual Lake Tahoe cleanup on Stateline, Nev., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
Tahoe Garbage Dumps

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Garbage and debris collected during the annual Lake Tahoe cleanup on Stateline, Nev., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

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