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GLIN==> OIG report on contaminated sediments



an interesting statement in this brand new EPA Inspector General Report:

"EPA?s Great Lakes National Program Office estimates that a total volume of
76,505,439 cubic yards of contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes require
remediation at an approximate cost of $1.6 to $4.4 billion. The Great Lakes
Legacy Act provides EPA $270 million over 5 years, beginning in Fiscal Year
2004, to address contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes."

that would not count sediment released by agriculture and development as those 
are not considered as contaminated with toxicants.  However additional public money 
is expended to remove these uncontaminated sediments for navigation purposes.....
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Subject: [oig-news] New Report from the EPA Office of Inspector General
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:13:34 -0500
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The EPA Office of Inspector General has recently issued a new report that is now available on our web site at http://www.epa.gov/oig under "Hot Topics at a Glance" and "Recent Additions:"

"EPA Can Better Implement Its Strategy for Managing Contaminated Sediments," dated March 16, 2006, http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2006/20060315-2006-P-00016.pdf

We sought to determine the effectiveness and outcomes achieved from the EPA's Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy.  In particular, we evaluated whether Federal authorities and resources provided effective solutions, and how well EPA measured Strategy effectiveness and assessed contamination.

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