Great Lakes

6:31 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Planned Nuclear Waste Facility Raises Concerns in Great Lakes

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Joint review panel in Canada asking questions about viability
Some materials that would be stored in a proposed underground nuclear waste facility less than a mile from Lake Huron are hundreds of times more radioactive than was told to Canadian government officials considering the site.
12:36 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

16 Dredging Projects Planned for Michigan and Wisconsin

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Congress allocated an additional $46.5-million for dredging the Great Lakes
Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. That' s why harbors need dredging, or excavating the gradually accumulated material at the bottom of the water and transporting it elsewhere. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District had planned eight dredging projects in Michigan and Wisconsin for 2014 worth $13.2 million.
8:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Great Lakes Senators Call for Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Spread of Asian Carp

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Letter signed by Levin, Stabenow and others questions what criteria the corps would use to determine that an emergency exists
WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. senators representing Great Lakes states are pushing the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with plans to stop Asian carp from entering the Lakes.
7:05 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Keeping Asian Carp out of Great Lakes could cost $18-billion

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Army Corps of Engineers report lays out options, but does not make recommendation for keeping invasive fish out of Great Lakes
WASHINGTON - The Army Corps of Engineers today released its report on keeping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes with a range of options, several of which could take decades to implement and cost $15-billion or more.
9:11 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

House committee approves bill to boost funding for Great Lakes ports and harbors

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved bill on Tuesday
Legislation that may boost federal funding for Great Lakes ports and harbors cleared a hurdle Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Water Resources and Reform and Development Act of 2013 essentially combines all those shipping destinations in the region into a single navigation system.

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