Dredging

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, December 4th:

photo of Margaret Brouwer
CHRISTIAN STEINER

Water frequently finds its way into classical music, whether it’s Handel’s iconic “Water Music” or Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes.” Cleveland-based composer Margaret Brouwer has composed a piece inspired by Lake Erie. Specifically, the piece deals with the recent drama about what to do with toxic sediment dredged from the Cuyahoga River and surrounding channels.

WKSU’s Philip de Oliveira spoke with Brouwer about the music and the controversy that inspired it.

Dredging at the Port of Cleveland
PORT OF CLEVELAND

The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging Governor John Kasich to sign a water quality bill sent to him last week.

Army Corps of Engineers Dredging Operation
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERING

A new way to help control sediment build up in Cleveland’s shipping channel is saving and making money for the port.

Sediment flowing to the channel can mingle with pollutants near the port. If it is then dredged, it must go to a confined disposal facility.

There's one such facility now, and it's filling up. Building another could cost $200million. So, the port and its partners are heading off the problem by capturing sediment upriver.

Army Corps dredging the Cuyahoga River
PORT OF CLEVELAND

In a surprising turn in the Cuyahoga River dredging saga, the US Army Corps of Engineers collaborated with the Ohio EPA last week to sample sediment on the Cuyahoga River.  The two sides have been arguing over the dredged material for years.

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