River clean up project completed

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Ohio and the Ottawa River Group have completed a major clean up project on the Ottawa River. The project involved dredging contaminated sediment from 5.5 miles of the Ottawa River in Toledo, Ohio.

EPA provided $23.5 million for the project through the Great Lakes Legacy Act. The Ottawa River Group also provided $23.5 million and the City of Toledo provided space in its municipal landfill as its cost share.