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Army Corps of Engineers says Dredged River Sediment is Clean Enough to Dump in Lake Erie; Port of Cleveland Disagrees

Posted on March 2, 2016

By James F. McCarty, Cleveland Connects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said late Wednesday that test results of samples taken from the bottom of the Cuyahoga River shipping channel were clean enough to allow open-lake disposal of dredged sediment.

The Army Corps‘ desire to dump dredged river sediment into Lake Erie has been a point of contention for more than a year with the Port of Cleveland, the Ohio EPA and the state’s Congressional delegation.

A lawsuit is pending in U.S. District Court over the issue. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for March 1, 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Breen Center at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.


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