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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009, 10:00:35 AM »

While I was looking up more on this, I came across this MEN article.

http://www.monroenews.com/article/20090608/NEWS01/706089978/-1/NEWS
I haven't found anything as of yet "if" this was done. Perhaps it was done and that is why the the report of the high levels.
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2009, 10:03:58 AM »

  Great news for the River and the Lake! Thanks Mike for keeping us informed!
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2009, 10:04:05 AM »

Thanks Mike for the pics and information. There seems to be alot of it and from skimming quickly it doesn't seem to be very positive. You seem to be knowledgeable on the river and it's problems is there anyway the public can help other than political pressure ( 8*) or getting in there with a snorkel and shovel. At this point whats the differnece I've apparently been playing in PCB's and other contaminants my entire life.
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2009, 10:14:34 AM »

Wait, aren't government regulations bad for us?

Shouldn't we allow companies to do what ever they want, because, you just KNOW that they have our best interests at heart..... right? 8* 8*
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2009, 10:24:01 AM »

http://www.monroenews.com/article/20090608/NEWS01/706089978/-1/NEWS
I haven't found anything as of yet "if" this was done. Perhaps it was done and that is why the the report of the high levels.


Yes the dredging was done, in the name of commerce it gets done quickly.
No unfortunately the high PCB levels have existed for years.

I don't think they test the dredge material or it would have to go to the special landfill instead of the Sterling area. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2009, 11:01:17 AM »

Yes the dredging was done, in the name of commerce it gets done quickly.
No unfortunately the high PCB levels have existed for years.

I don't think they test the dredge material or it would have to go to the special landfill instead of the Sterling area. Correct me if I'm wrong.
LOL Fluffy
Thank you. I just couldn't find something that showed that it was done.
Yeah, I know the PCB's have been around for years.
That's one of the reasons when I fish, I catch and release.
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009, 11:27:26 AM »

Hey, while we are all here...

The U.S. EPA is taking public comments on the proposed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  That program will provide between $400 and $500 million in funding for Great Lakes cleanups, habitat restoration and land acquisition.  I know that Dan Stefanski and Dick Micka are working on proposals for grants, but...

It would be nice to fill the inbox at the EPA with comments asking that some of that money help the River Raisin and western Lake Erie.

The deadline for comments is tomorrow.  Even a very general comment would be helpful.

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http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/glri/outreach.html
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Re: $15 Million River Raisin Cleanup Likely
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2009, 11:51:11 AM »

Thanks for the link, I left a comment it only took a second. I'm glad to see something being done.
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