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Illinois Senator Points Finger At Fort Wayne

Last updated on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

(FORT WAYNE) - An Illinois senator is bashing Fort Wayne as he pushes for the Great Lakes Water Protection Act in Congress.

Republican Senator Mark Kirk says pathogens like E-coli cause hundreds of beach closures in his state, and that means millions of dollars in lost revenue. He said cities around Midwest dump directly into waters that flow into the Great Lakes during heavy rain.

Kirk specifically mentioned Fort Wayne-- alleging the city dumped 7.5 billion gallons of sewage into Lake Erie by way of the Maumee River in 2011.

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