Expected Short-Term Impacts
Sediment remediation is like a construction project on the water. It can involve large equipment, bright lights, and noise. Many projects even continue into the night and on weekends to speed up the process.
The Duluth Harbor Basin is a hotspot of shipping and industry, and the activity of the port attracts tourists and spectators. Equipment used in remediation projects can detract from local aesthetics, but the industrialized character of the harbor may lessen this effect.
Efforts have been made by project managers to coordinate with nearby landowners and minimize impact on usual activities. If you are a landowner and have not been contacted, you may reach out to U. S. EPA project manager Meaghan Kern (312-353-5784).