Army Corps predicts safe fishing, swimming in Buffalo River in 5 years

By on May 23, 2012

An Army Corps of Engineers official says that recent restoration efforts on the Buffalo River could lead to the removal of the stream from a federal list of toxic hot spots around the Great Lakes in three to five years, according to a report from the Buffalo News.

A dredging project to remove contaminated sediment from the river began last year. That project, along with other environmental, recreational and economic revitalization plans have made the river a national success story, according to a group that advocates for the river.

Read more at Buffalo News.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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