Legacy Act To Cover Much Of $33M Ind. River Cleanup

Law360, New York (October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Great Lakes Legacy Act, which President Bush reauthorized this month to continue funding aquatic habitat restoration, will fund roughly two-thirds of a $33 million project to dredge Indiana's heavily contaminated Grand Calumet River, officials said Tuesday.

The dredging project will remove toxins from 91,000 cubic yards of river sediment. The Grand Calumet, which traverses some of the nation's most industrialized areas, has amassed dangerous levels of toxins, including polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and the pesticide dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, DDT.

The Great Lakes Legacy Act will chip in...
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