OTSEGO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has signed off on a five-year, $46 million plan to clean up contamination in the Kalamazoo River caused by the old Allied Paper Mill.

The project will cover nearly two miles of the river between the Plainwell and Otsego dams. As part of it, the Otsego dam will be removed, soil will be excavated along the riverbank and floodplain, and the river itself will be realigned to “create a single, stable channel.”

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