- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - The federal agency that maintains shipping channels along Lake Erie has awarded a $3.7 million contract to a Michigan-based firm to dredge Cleveland’s harbor and the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River channel.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/2ddTSis ) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday the marine construction company will dispose of the dredged sediment in a containment facility on the shoreline.

Work is expected to begin by Nov. 1 and be finished by Dec. 15.

The federal agency says it will pay an additional cost of about $2.1 million to store the sediment on land under an agreement with state environmental regulators.

The state has agreed to pay the Corps back if it fails to prevail in a pending federal lawsuit.

Cargo ships have been forced to lighten loads due to accumulated sediment.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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