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December 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided it will not try to use explosives to break up a huge ice jam on the Mississippi River, which has been virtually closed to barge traffic. Corps officials met in St. Louis with officials of the U.S. Coast Guard and representatives of the barge industry. Lt. Cmdr. Myles Boothe of the Coast Guard said there would be no attempt to blast now because the ice cover is not posing an immediate threat.
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December 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided it will not try to use explosives to break up a huge ice jam on the Mississippi River, which has been virtually closed to barge traffic. Corps officials met in St. Louis with officials of the U.S. Coast Guard and representatives of the barge industry. Lt. Cmdr. Myles Boothe of the Coast Guard said there would be no attempt to blast now because the ice cover is not posing an immediate threat.
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