TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A test site to show the potential uses of sediment dredged from Lake Erie’s harbors is now open in northern Ohio.
The project site is located along the Maumee (maw-MEE’) River in Toledo.
The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/2bCOXIv ) reports that the plan is to grow crops in the dredged silt during the two-year project.
The project operators say about 50,000 cubic yards of sediment will be dredged from Toledo’s shipping channel and dumped at the project site over the next 30 days.
Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency wants to eventually stop the dumping of the sediment into Lake Erie.
The state’s environmental regulators have been working on finding new ways to get rid of the tons of silt that is dredged from harbors in northern Ohio to keep them navigable.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/