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Asian carp possiblities range from nothing more to an $18 billion battle
Army Corps isn't committing to any option over others, hearings are set
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The Army Corps of Engineers has laid out eight options to fight the migration of Asian carp to the Great  Lakes, but isn’t endorsing any particular one of them. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the long-awaited report.

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The Asian carp – escapees up the Mississippi River from southern fish farms – are a threat to the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry and to the region’s tourism. And Congress ordered the Army Corps to come up with this report on what its options might be.

It outlined eight of them, including doing nothing other than the electric barriers that are now in place, or spending $15 billion to $18 billion to close the Chicago Area Waterway or build barriers between it and the lakes.

Some of the other recommendations include better educating people and monitoring more closely how ships dispose of ballast water.

The public will have two months and a series of public meetings throughout the region to comment on the report. But some weren’t waiting.

A statement by Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said he wishes the corps “would have identified the best option.” But he said he’s pleased that it looked at a variety of ways the voracious fish – who have no natural predators -- are working their way north. 

Many environmentalists and Great Lakes managers believe the best way to stop the silver and big head carp is a physical block in the Chicago Area Waterway. But shipping interests are fighting that.

 

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