Minnesota Slip is located along the downtown Duluth waterfront between the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Canal Park, where the William A. Irvin museum is docked along with numerous charter fishing and tourism boats.
The cleanup of the Minnesota Slip are tentatively set to take place in fall 2018.
Sediment to be remediated: 37,000 cubic yards
Contaminants: Heavy Metals, PAHs
When: tentatively set for fall 2018
Partners: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Note: 2,500 cubic yards of contaminated sediment will be moved to level the slip and to allow for its current use to continue. A two to three foot thick cap with armoring stone will be placed in the slip to protect the cap from damage from boat traffic.
The dock walls in Minnesota Slip have undergone repair to prevent erosion into Minnesota Slip and ensure safety during the cleanup. The Great Lakes Legacy Act sediment cleanup will take place after the dock walls are repaired by the City of Duluth.
To clean up the slip, the William A. Irvin museum will be moved, temporarily, outside of Minnesota Slip. The location where the William A. Irvin museum will be docked is to be determined.
More technical information will be provided once available.
- Minnesota Slip focused feasibility study (PDF, 186p, 6.1MB) June 2014
- St. Louis River Area of Concern remedial action plan update (PDF, 78p, 1.79MB) July 2013