MUSKEGON, Mich. — The EPA announced on Wednesday the completion of a $6.6 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project in Muskegon, as well as the completion of a $2.9 million project on the Detroit Riverwalk.
The Ryerson Creek Outfall is a 12-acre site located on the shore of Muskegon Lake that has been contaminated with petroleum, metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
The GLRI-funded project successfully dredged 10,600 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, removed more than 2,000 tons of mill debris and covered a two-acre area with clean sand.
Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga, co-chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, says the initiative continues to successfully rehabilitate areas impacted by legacy pollution.
“The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has played a leading role in strengthening the ecology as well as the economy of communities across Michigan,” Huizenga said. “The continued recovery of Muskegon Lake and the Detroit Riverwalk is not only great news for Muskegon and Detroit, it is great news for Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region.”