By Ana Gabriela Ribeiro, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Leblon is perhaps the most exclusive and expensive in the city, yet bordered on two sides by canals draining into the sea, polluted water is often harming the beach's appeal. On one side is the Jardim de Allah canal, and the other side the Visconde de Albuquerque canal, and residents have since, long been hoping for some solutions.

Some of the more astute locals know there is information available at the Inea website . . .

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