Cleanup removed tons of toxins from Milwaukee River

A $24 million dredging project that wrapped up earlier this year removed thousands of pounds of toxic PCBs and other pollutants from the Milwaukee River estuary.

The cleanup removed the largest source of PCBs in the river and will reduce contaminant levels in fish. It will also advance efforts to remove the Milwaukee River from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

The project was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Read more here.

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