- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving out a $15 million grant for environmental cleanup along a river in northern Ohio.

The money will go toward removing contaminated sediment along the Black River in Lorain over the next two years.

Officials say 24 acres of contaminated sediment will be removed. Plans also call for the creation of habitat for native fish and other aquatic species.

The money is coming from the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Lorain’s mayor says the cleanup projects are critical to improving water quality and the health of the river.

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