- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal judge has sided with the state of Ohio by ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue fully dredging the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River.

The judge on Tuesday said the Army Corps’ attempt to stop the dredging violated its duty.

The state sued the Army Corps in April over its plan to charge Ohio $1.4 million for disposing sediment from the channel into containment facilities and not Lake Erie. The state says the Army Corps won’t dredge the entire channel unless Ohio covers the cost.

The Army Corps argued that federal law leaves dredging decisions up to the agency.

Army Corps spokesman Bruce Sanders told the Northeast Ohio Media Group he couldn’t comment on the judge’s decision because the case is ongoing.

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