- City of Toledo, Ohio (Lucas County)
- Maumee River AOC
- Status: Cleanup Completed, 2010
Great Lakes National Program Office
Ottawa River Legacy Act Cleanup
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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- Dredging Begins on Ottawa River Sediment Cleanup Project (PDF) (2 pp, 128K) May 2010
- Great Lakes Legacy Act Project to Remove Polluted Sediment (PDF) (2 pp, 132K) January 2010
- News Release: Great Lakes Legacy Act Ottawa River Cleanup Underway – Dec. 22, 2009
- News Release: Ottawa River will be cleaner thanks to Great Lakes Legacy Act – Jan. 29, 2009