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Tijuana River Valley agreement reached to clean up water




Jared Blumenfeld, right, regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, walks with Wildcoast coastal program manager Paloma Aguirre among debris in the Tijuana River just north of the border with Mexico Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in San Diego. Blumenfeld toured the area Wednesday as the agency embarks on an eight-year plan to improve the environment along the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Jared Blumenfeld, right, regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, walks with Wildcoast coastal program manager Paloma Aguirre among debris in the Tijuana River just north of the border with Mexico Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in San Diego. Blumenfeld toured the area Wednesday as the agency embarks on an eight-year plan to improve the environment along the border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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An agreement to clean up the Tijuana River Valley was signed Monday by the International Boundary and Water Commission. 

Tires, trash and general nastiness is what you'd typically find in the river, which flows downstream, winding through northern Mexico, before ending up in the ocean near Imperial Beach in San Diego.

Since the river starts in Mexico and ends up in the States, determining who is responsible for the clean up has been a long-standing problem.

Joining Take Two to discuss:

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.