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Price tag of closing locks to Asian carp: $4.7 billion, new study says

Apr 7, 2010 7:39:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Illinois-commissioned study sees much more economic damage than Michigan-backed study

A study released Wednesday by a DePaul University professor projects a $4.7 billion economic blow to the Chicago region over the next 20 years if navigational shipping locks close to prevent movement of Asian carp, a figure far exceeding an earlier study that minimized the financial impact.

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