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Ohio ‘Unlikely’ to Allow Sediment Dumping in Lake

Posted on March 1, 2016

By John Seewer, Fox19Now

Ohio’s environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland’s shipping channels into Lake Erie.

The head of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that a decision hasn’t been made.

But Craig Butler says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hasn’t swayed him into thinking the sediment is safe enough for the lake.

The Army Corps sent out a letter this past week saying its scientists believe the sediment isn’t contaminated and won’t hurt the lake.


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