Meeting on Indiana Harbor and Canal CDF set for June 20

Roan Salvage will host a public meeting Thursday, June 20th at 7pm immediately following the East Chicago Waterway Management District monthly board meeting.

photo courtesy of USACE

This Indiana Harbor and Canal (IHC) Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) meeting will discuss the operations and schedule of the upcoming dredging.

The meeting is set to take place at ECWMD’s large conference, 4444 Railroad Ave., East Chicago, In.

IHC is located on Lake Michigan adjacent to the city of East Chicago, Indiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed CDF to store the contaminated sediment, and dredging began in 2012.

Dredging begins each spring and continues through fall.

Also, dredging work is set to restore the efficiency of deep draft commercial navigation and prevent further pollution of Lake Michigan.

In addition to providing storage for the dredged sediment, CDF isolates and contains the existing on-site soil and groundwater contamination in compliance with regulatory requirements.