Showdown looming over coal residue dumping in Great Lakes

(MUSKEGON, Mich.) — The long-dormant debate over the washing of ships’ coal, limestone and iron ore residue into the Great Lakes is being re-awakened, the Muskegon Chronicle reported. Several state have argued that the practice is illegal, but Congress passed a temporary loophole in 1993. That loophole will expire Sept. 8 unless the Coast Guard approves new rules.
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By Professional Mariner Staff