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Netting a Threat to the Great Lakes

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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In this fish tale, it’s not the size of the catch that’s stunning, it’s the size of the tab. It will cost $18-billion to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by separating the lakes from the Mississippi River. And it could take 25 years. And that’s only after political leaders decide to act. The latest on the fight against Asian carp, Join host Mike McIntyre Wednesday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

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Asian silver carp leaping They can get pretty big And they're ugly, too

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Environment, Government/Politics

Guests

Dave Wethington, US Army Corps of Engineers
Christopher Winslow, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant
Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
Marc Smith, senior regional policy manager, National Wildlife Federation
D’Arcy Egan, outdoors reporter, The Plain Dealer

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Army Corps of Engineers Asian carp strategy

CLICK HERE for more on ‘The Attack of the Alien Invaders’

Cleveland Asian carp meeting:
Thursday, January 16 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Library, Superior Avenue downtown

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