Congressmen assess river work

Rock-clearing vital to Mississippi shipping channel

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

Boats from Newt Marine in Dubuque, Iowa, remove rocks from the bottom of the Mississippi River on Monday near Thebes, Ill., to deepen the channel.

Two Illinois congressmen on Monday inspected urgent efforts to clear Mississippi River bedrock that has crimped shipping on a crucial stretch of the waterway and said they’re closely monitoring the situation.

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Business, Pages 21 on 01/08/2013