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.