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Money Needed to Maintain Asian Carp Barrier

According to a story heard on WBBM radio, the $9 million electronic barrier installed in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep Asian carp from swimming into Lake Michigan needs maintenance.  The problem, however, is that the State of Illinois does not have the $750,000 needed to perform the maintenance.

University of Wisconsin biologist Phil Moy “says the state of Illinois doesn’t have the money.  He says it should really come from Washington since this is a matter that affects all the states around the Great Lakes. ‘It is a little bit frustrating to work only at the pace of the federal government rather than the pace that these fish might want.'”

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