Army Corps says Cuyahoga dredging done, sediment confined

 

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has finished dredging the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River shipping channel and plans to work cooperatively with "our Cleveland stakeholders" going forward.

Cleveland.com reports the Army Corps said in a statement Friday that 70,000 cubic yards (53,500 cubic meters) of dredged sediment has been placed in a confinement facility to prevent contaminating Lake Erie with toxic sludge.

The Army Corps has been engaged in a years-long legal battle with the state environmental officials and the Port of Cleveland over dredging and disposal. The Army Corps on Friday appealed a federal judge's ruling that said the Corps abused its discretion in that fight.

The commander of the Army Corps' Buffalo, New York, district also says there are plans to dredge next year.