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January 2, 1999
2 January 1999 Source: Baltimore Sun In an unusual partnership, environmentalists, polluters, local municipalities and the Environmental Protection Agency are working together to clear out the toxic gunk that’s clogging the Ashtabula River near Lake Erie. Their common goal is to start dredging the river without the years of lawsuits and studies typical of cleanups done under the Superfund law. Layers of heavy metals and cancer-causing PCBs have contaminated the river-bottom silt. Dredging would not only clean up the pollution but would accommodate more boat traffic on a channel that flows into Lake Erie at Ashtabula, in Ohio’s northeast corner....
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