Superior Advances Clean Up Project

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Howard’s Bay One of Great Lake’s Most Polluted Sites

The city of Superior agreed this week to work with federal, state and private partners on a roughly $18.5 million project to clean up contamination in Howards Bay.

The remediation project is part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The river is one of 43 sites that were designated as the most polluted areas on the Great Lakes under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The Howards Bay project is the largest cleanup effort on the Wisconsin side of the St. Louis River.

The Superior City Council approved agreements on the project on Tuesday, marking the city’s commitment and contributions to cleaning up contamination in the bay. The agreements were the final step for the project to become eligible for federal funding this year, said Joe Graham, Lake Superior sediment and monitoring coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Howards Bay remediation project seeks to

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