The federal government is setting aside more money for cleaning upcontaminated sediment in the Midwest. The Great Lakes RadioConsortium’s Jonathan Ahl reports:
The federal government is setting aside more money for cleaning up contaminated
sediment in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Jonathan Ahl reports.
Congress recently renewed the Water Resources Development Act, a wide-ranging
bill that addresses several water quality issues. Cameron Wilson is a staff member for Michigan Congressman Vern Ehlers. He says the act includes help for communities that want to dispose of polluted sediment at the bottom of lakes and rivers.
“The authorizations for environmental dredging were increased from
fifty million to one hundred million dollars, and inside of that program, people can seek out appropriations for individual environmental dredging projects.”
Wilson says the funding is for the entire country, and Great Lakes communities will have to compete for the funds for local projects. For the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, I’m Jonathan Ahl.