Wynn to clean up Mystic River with oysters

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 EVERETT, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Wynn Resorts is enlisting shellfish to help clean up the Mystic River.

The casino developer is teaming up with the Massachusetts Oyster Project to clean the contaminated river with 250,000 live oysters. According to a press release from Wynn, the project is the first time oyster restoration has been used in a private real estate development in the United States.

One oyster can filter 30 gallons of water per day, reports the Massachusetts Oyster Project.

The Mystic River runs along the site where Wynn plans to build a $1.6 billion resort in Everett. The proposed project is on the former Monsanto industrial site.

Steve Wynn is expected to shell out nearly $30 million to clean up the river. He is competing with Mohegan Sun for the greater Boston casino license.