$1 Billion To Be Set Aside From Infrastructure Law To Clean Local Harbors

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(Cleveland) - Preisdent biden, and the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are announcing that $1 billion dollars will be set aside from the infrastructure law to clean and restore the most environmentally degraded sites along the Great Lakes.

Part of that money will go toward the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, and the Black River in Lorain. The other Ohio location to be cleaned is the Maumee River in the Toledo area.

The idea, according to the EPA, is to "deliver significant environmental, economic, health, and recration benefits for communities in Ohio and throughout the Great Lakes Region."

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators praised the news. Democrat Sherrod Brown said this "ensures the continued rewenal and protection of Lake Erie and its tributaries." Republican Rob Portman said, "

Lake Erie provides clean drinking water for millions of Ohioans, and is a key part of the economy for many ohio Communities by supporting jobs, and attracting millions of visitors to the region."

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