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EPA And MPCA Providing Funds To Restore The St. Louis RIver

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DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The U-S Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have announced funds of over 3 million dollars to help restore the St. Louis River which has been declared one of 38 "areas of concern" in the Great Lakes Region.  The money will be used to fund a variety of activities to guide clean up work, develop engineering plans to restore seven sites along the river and evaluate the potential use of dredged river sediments.  Making the announcement during a news conference alongside the river was EPA Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and the Commissioner of the MPCA John Linc Stine.  Mayor Don Ness, 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan and Ferdinand Martineau from the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa also spoke at the event.

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