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BUSH ADDS 5 SITES TO EPA PROGRAM

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President Bush announced Friday that he has added five sites to the Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuary Program, including Boston Harbor, a major symbol in the 1988 presidential campaign.

The designation will result in joint state, local and federal efforts to clean up dirty waters in the harbor as well as two locations in Florida, one in Maine and another in Louisiana.As the Republican presidential nominee, Bush cited Boston Harbor - one of the nation's most polluted - as an example of what he described as the shoddy environmental record of his Democratic foe, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.

Since taking office, Bush has refused to propose special federal funds to clean up the harbor, but Congress repeatedly has provided such assistance.