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Byline: Rex Bowman
Oct. 26--Virginia has reached an agreement with West Virginia and Kentucky that conservationists hope could lead to the cleanup of the 2,300-square-mile Big Sandy River basin.
Conservationists said even though the agreement does not obligate the states to spend any money to clean up the Appalachian watershed, it is significant because the three states for the first time are pledging to work together and share environmental data on the watershed's health.
"This is a move in the right direction," said Carolyn Baker, chairwoman of the Big Sandy River Basin Coalition, a nonprofit group. "This is our little corner of the world. We …