Zebra mussels discovered on barges, but St. Croix bridge work continues

  • Article by: Kevin Giles , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 4, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Work will continue on the massive St. Croix River project.

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Willy53May. 5, 13 8:02 AM

How ironic, the largest Minnesota bed of native mussells will be displaced by the bridges pilings while the construction process may encourage the invasion of zebra mussells instead. Removing every single zebra mussell from one of those barges is dubious at best. No articles have been written about the promised effort to move the native mussells and relocate them, a project that was known to be very difficult but was put forward to appease environmentalists and mollify the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and Park Service. It's a miracle that the St. Croix is as clean and unspoiled as it is, actually the result of the WSRA. This foolish exemption to build a bridge too big and too expesnive and an ecological disaster as well will have lasting consequences.

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