Massive cleanup restoring a Lake Michigan harbor

A $48 million cleanup that began last fall will remove 175,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from Waukegan Harbor, near Chicago.

The sediment cleanup, funded in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will be completed by the end of 2013. Removing contaminated sediment is the last major project in a decades long effort to restore the  harbor on Lake Michigan and get it removed from a list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Waukegan officials have said the cleanup would spur commercial and residential development around the harbor. Read more about the project here. 

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