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Coons, Carper Announce $20 Million for River Dredging


WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both Delaware Democrats, have announced that the Army Corps of Engineers' plan for dredging the Delaware River includes $20 million more in funding for this fiscal year.

The senators announced the additional funding on Tuesday. Army Corps funding for the project now totals $42 million for fiscal year 2013.

The Delaware River channel is being deepened from 40 feet to 45 feet to accommodate larger vessels. The project is expected to reduce shipping costs and make maritime transportation more efficient.


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