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 plan for Minnesota Slip is in the design stage. Cleanup activities are expected to begin in 2018 or 2019, TBD.
Sediment to be remediated: 37,000 cubic yards
Contaminants: Heavy Metals, PAHs
When: Cleanup expected to start in 2018 or 2019
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 require some 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 be able to repair the dock walls, 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 during the design phase.
The project is currently in the design stage. 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