The US Army Corps of Engineers has submitted a Surface
Water 401 Permit Application (# 134292) to the Ohio EPA to allow open lake disposal of 180,000 cubic yards of Cleveland's toxic sediment into Lake Erie.
Not only is this sediment laden with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), residual DDT and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the proposed disposal sites identified by Army Corps are in close proximity to the City of Cleveland's drinking water intakes.
Army Corp's threatening proposal is a detrimental step in the wrong direction for Lake Erie. Not only would this toxic sediment endanger Lake Erie's aquatic ecosystem, the shoreline's tourism, and recreation industries, it would endanger the lives of Cleveland citizens.
Tell the Ohio EPA to reject Army Corps' dangerous proposal and protect our Great Lake and the people of Cleveland.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I respectfully ask that you reject the US Army Corps of Engineer's Surface Water 401 Permit Application (# 134292) due to its potential harm to the City of Cleveland's drinking water and Lake Erie's water quality.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]