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Marine company wins $16M contract from feds
Federal agencies have awarded a $16-million contract to a company in the region for cleanup of the old channel in Michigan's Lower Rouge River.
Great Lakes Dock & Materials of Muskegon will dredge and cap portions of the heavily industrialized navigation channel near Zug Island in southwest Detroit.
The project is part of a larger effort to restore the Rouge River Area of Concern.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has worked since 2010 with Honeywell to design and clean a 0.75-mile stretch of the channel. Awarding the contract is the last phase.
The project includes removal of 70,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments and placing a cap where dredging is not feasible. Large debris will be removed, including at least 12 vehicles.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will oversee the dredging and restoration.