The Cuyahoga River needs to be dredged regularly to keep it deep enough for freighters to carry ore and steel. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dutifully dredges. But where should the sediment go? The Corps says the river bottom in the river's industrial section is clean enough to dump directly into lake erie. The Ohio EPA says it's still too contaminated for that. On this edition of the Sound of Ideas, we'll take a look inside the fight over where to dump, and who pays for it.
Chris Evans-Editorial Writer, The Plain Dealer
Nathan Johnson, Staff Attorney, The Ohio Environmental Council
Dr. Eric Fitch, Environmental Science Professor, Marietta College
Will Friedman, President & CEO, Port of Cleveland
Congressman David Joyce, 14th District of Ohio
Eric Hauge, Vice President and General Manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland