AISI calls for action on Mississippi shipping crisis

Nov 16, 2012 | 04:56 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Mississippi River shipping, American Iron and Steel Institute, Thomas Harkin, Roy Blunt, Aaron Schock, Mike Petersen, Army Corps of Engineers, Nick Nichols St. Louis Port Authority

CHICAGO — Clearing obstacles on the Mississippi River is essential, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute, which on Friday called on members of Congress to back letters drafted by peer elected leaders urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hasten work."Removal of rock in this area is essential for normal barge traffic to continue within the expected extremely low water levels that will result from the scheduled water flow shutoff from....

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