AWO: Closing Chicago canal would cause more pollution

(CHICAGO) — More controversy surrounds different analyses of the true cost of closing the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal locks to control the invasive Asian carp, the Christian Science Monitor newspaper reported via Yahoo! News. A Michigan report says shipping interests are exaggerating the potential economic impact if the canal were closed to vessels. American Waterways Operators says closing the locks would cause more pollution in the region because more cargo would be carried by trucks.
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By Professional Mariner Staff