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Great Lakes AOCs

Ruddiman Creek Remediation Report

This report describes a joint effort between EPA and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (now Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality) to remediate contaminated sediments in the Ruddiman Creek Main Branch and Pond in Muskegon County, Michigan.

The remediation site encompasses the Main Branch of Ruddiman Creek, Ruddiman Pond, and approximately 39 acres of associated wetland area. The Ruddiman Creek watershed is part of the Muskegon Lake drainage system. Muskegon Lake is a 4,149-acre inland coastal lake located in Muskegon County, Michigan, along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan. The Muskegon River flows through the lake before emptying in to Lake Michigan, and includes several tributaries, one of which is Ruddiman Creek.

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