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EPA terminates agreement to design cleanup of Waukegan Harbor

Release Date: 11/08/2007
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312 353-6218,

No. 07 - OPA210

CHICAGO (Nov. 8, 2007) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has notified the city of Waukegan that it has terminated the agreement to design a project to clean up Waukegan Harbor using funds provided by the Great Lakes Legacy Act.

EPA is ending the agreement for several reasons and stated in a letter to the city dated Nov. 6:
"The city of Waukegan has decided to pursue other goals, such as future zoning and uses of the harbor area, which are unrelated to this purpose of environmental cleanup. In light of the city's rejection of the Waukegan Harbor Sediment Remediation project, it is futile to continue the design and specifications work provided in this Project Agreement."

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