The Indiana Harbor and Canal (IHC) have not been dredged since 1972 due to a lack of suitable storage area for the contaminated sediments.
Dredging of backlogged sediment will restore the efficiency of deep draft commercial navigation and prevent further pollution of Lake Michigan.
The project provides for constructing a confined disposal facility (CDF) on a USEPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) site.
In addition to providing storage for the dredged materials, the CDF will isolate and contain existing on-site soil and groundwater contamination in compliance with the RCRA requirements.
The dredging and disposal project is unique in a number of ways and subject to numerous regulations such as RCRA, Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.
Learn more about the project's key players, including project stakeholders and contractors.