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DNR considers use of dredge spoils at Superior Landfill

The public can weigh in a on a proposal to use dredge materials from the Duluth-Superior Harbor at the Superior landfill. The Department of Natural Resources hosts the public discussion on the beneficial reuse or limited disposal of nonhazardous ...

The public can weigh in a on a proposal to use dredge materials from the Duluth-Superior Harbor at the Superior landfill.

The Department of Natural Resources hosts the public discussion on the beneficial reuse or limited disposal of nonhazardous sediments dredged from the Superior-Duluth Harbor at a meeting 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 204 of the Government Center.

Dredging is an ongoing activity to maintain ship access to area ports.

The city requested Department of Natural Resources' approval to accept dredge sediment from the Superior-Duluth harbor area for use or occasional disposal within the Moccasin Mike Landfill. The material would be used for construction of roads, berms or other structures or as daily cover material.

Analytical testing of any material would be required to confirm that the material is nonhazardous and acceptable at the facility.

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The landfill's Special Waste Management Plan would be modified to specify the testing necessary for acceptance at the landfill. The volume of dredged sediment to be beneficially re-used or disposed at the landfill is not known at this time. The department will host the meeting and staff will provide information on the use or disposal of the material at the landfill and the requirements for its acceptance.

Any comments received from the public will be considered by the DNR as part of the review process.

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