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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, September 20

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A new study by the Army Corps of Engineers due out Jan. 7 finds that the electric fence on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal supposedly keeping Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin isn't working -- but stops short of making recommendations. The news renews calls to permanently close the canal.

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