EPA and U.S. Steel Provide $3.5 Million for Spirit Lake Cleanup Plan

Construction and Cleanup Expected in 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Steel are putting $3.5 million toward the Spirit Lake cleanup plan.

The EPA will provide $2.275 million through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and U.S. Steel will provide $1.225 million to study options for cleaning up contaminated sediment in Spirit Lake.

The funding will also cover design costs for the cleanup option that is selected.

Construction and cleanup work in Spirit Lake could begin in late 2016.

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