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US Army Corps begins dredging in Cleveland Harbor, Cuyahoga River after federal judge's order

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CLEVELAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredging in the Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River channel is underway after a federal judge sided with the state of Ohio and ordered the agency to continue with the work.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1HmaP22 ) the dredging began Thursday. The judge last week ordered the Army Corps to continue dredging while a lawsuit is pending.

The state sued the Army Corps in April over its plan to charge Ohio $1.4 million for disposing sediment from the channel into containment facilities and not Lake Erie. The state says the Army Corps wouldn't dredge the entire channel unless Ohio covers the cost.

Per the judge's order, sediment from the court-ordered dredging will be dumped in a disposal facility.

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