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  • City of Toledo, Ohio (Lucas County)
  • Maumee River AOC
  • Status: Cleanup Completed, 2010
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Scott Cieniawski
(cieniawski.scott@epa.gov)
Great Lakes National Program Office
312-353-8547

Ottawa River Legacy Act Cleanup

Maumee River Area of Concern

Hydraulic dredging of the Ottawa River is under way in Toledo. The barge shown here holds the booster pumps to help move the sediment to the Hoffman Road Landfill.

Hydraulic dredging of the Ottawa River is under way in Toledo. The barge shown here holds the booster pumps to help move the sediment to the Hoffman Road Landfill. (Click to enlarge)

EPA and several local partners completed the Great Lakes Legacy Act Ottawa River contaminated sediment from removal in 2010. The cleanup included sediment in 5-1/2 miles of the Ottawa River in Toledo and in Sibley Creek.

About 10,000 cubic yards were removed from Sibley Creek and another 240,000 cubic yards were removed from the Ottawa River. The sediment from the river was hydraulically dredged and transported through a pipeline to the nearby Hoffman Road Landfill. Some "hot spots" in the river containing excessive levels of PCBs exist. About 7,000 cubic yards of sediment was dredged and taken to a specially licensed facility for disposal.

 

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