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Friday afternoon, there's a groundbreaking for a new park on Atlanta’s Westside. Cook Park will honor civil rights leaders. It will also help with long-term flooding and pollution in the area.

Lisa Hagen

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed a law authorizing an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study on cleaning up the lower basin of Proctor Creek.

The tributary flows through northwest Atlanta into the Chattahoochee River. Mayor Reed says the city plans to invest up to $1.5 million toward the three-year study. The funds will be matched by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.