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Work to dredge portion of Mahoning River to get underway next week

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Friday, construction crews lowered a barge into the river in Lowellville where the dam will eventually be removed

Friday afternoon, construction crews lowered a barge into the river in Lowellville where the dam will eventually be removed.

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – Work to dredge a portion of the Mahoning River should be getting underway late next week.

Friday afternoon, construction crews lowered a barge into the river in Lowellville where the dam will eventually be removed.

Workers will dredge out contaminated sediment in five locations and pump it into a large “impoundment” area nearby.

As the water is removed and then treated, the remaining sediment will be taken to a landfill.

The dredging work will be finished next spring.

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