Don't Let Army Corps Poison our Drinking Water



Protect Our Great Lake
and City of Cleveland 

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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. 

 

Resources:

  • 401 Permit application materials
    http://wwwapp.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/401Applications/CHD2014/
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer articles
    (1) http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/army_corps_of_engineers_says_c.html
    (2) http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/03/ohio_epa_to_hear_publics_opini.html
    (3) http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/03/public_hearing_reaches_consens.html

 

Recipients

  • Mike Settles

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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.



Please reject the US Army Corps of Engineer's Surface Water 401 Permit Application (# 134292) and protect the people of Cleveland, our shoreline's valuable recreation and tourism industries, and our irreplaceable Lake Erie.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]