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Phase I

Fish  consumption advisory sign

Fish consumption advisory sign
Anglers using the Milwaukee River near Lincoln Park have seen these fish consumption advisory signs. One goal of the sediment clean-up is to lower exposure of fish to harmful chemicals so that eventually the fish consumption advisories may be removed.

excavating contaminated sediments

Excavation of contaminated sediments
Workers are excavating PCB- and PAH-contaminated sediments.

loading excavated sediments onto dump truck

Sediment excavation
Heavy equipment is used to excavate PCB- and PAH-contaminated sediments and load them onto a dump truck for transportation to a landfill.

Bank  stabilization

Bank stabilization
Workers move around clean material to stabilize the bank after excavation of contaminated sediments.

Bank  stabilization along the west bank of Lincoln Creek

Bank stabilization along the west bank of Lincoln Creek
Workers distribute clean material to stabilize the bank after excavation of contaminated sediments. This work is in preparation for planting vegetation in 2012.

Habitat restoration work

Habitat restoration
A site worker staples down a biodegradable mat over seeds that will grow in the spring.

putting down protective mats and rock

Bank stabilization
Workers use heavy machinery to put down protective mats and rock to stabilize the bank after excavation of the contaminated sediments.


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