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Saturday, December 14

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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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