Agency delays plan for keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes
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The Trump administration has delayed indefinitely a plan for strengthening defenses on a crucial Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could cause severe harm to native fish populations, officials said Tuesday. The US Army Corps of Engineers had been scheduled to release draft results of a study begun in April 2015 on possible structural or technological upgrades at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, a few miles downstream of a network of electrical barriers intended to repel the carp. A final version of the plan was to be released in early 2019. Allen Marshall, spokesman for the Corps district at Rock Island, Illinois, said Tuesday the draft study release “has been deferred pending further coordination” with government officials and advocacy groups.
Agency delays plan for keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes. (2017, March 2). Manila Bulletin, p. B-8.
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