- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - The agency that runs Cleveland’s port is hiring a northeast Ohio company to sell sludge dredged from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River.

The head of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority says the plan is to use the sediment for building roads, making concrete and in other construction projects.

What to do with the sludge that comes from the river is emerging in a legal battle developing between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The Army Corps wants to dump the sediment into Lake Erie while Ohio’s EPA says the sludge is too polluted.

Port Authority President William Friedman says the sludge is clean enough for fill material but it’s not good enough to go into the lake that’s used for drinking water and fishing.


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