Durbin to assess Miss. River rock-removal effort
THEBES (AP) — Two federal lawmakers from Illinois will get a firsthand look at urgent efforts to clear some Mississippi River bedrock that's crimping shipping on the waterway.
Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bill Enyart on Monday will be briefed about the work near Thebes by Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard officials, then tour the site by boat before addressing reporters.
Corps-hired contractors have been working since last month to clear the underwater rock pinnacles from the river.
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