August 5, 2009: SUPERIOR, WI - - Congressman Dave Obey (D-WI) stopped in Superior Monday to take a look at the work being done at the Ballast Water Treatment Facility located at Montreal Pier along Highway 2.
Officially known as the Great Ships Initiative (GSI), this facility is the only fresh water ballast water treatment facility in the world.
Obey secured the funding in the 2005 federal budget to establish the treatment facility and has since helped secure more than $3 million in federal funds.
The federal funds have been used to help leverage additional public and private investments.
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