Major problems must be resolved before final judgment is made on the practicality of using the St. Lawrence Seaway in winter, the U.S. General Accounting Office says. In a report on efforts for year-round navigation on the Great Lakes and Seaway, the auditing arm of Congress said the Army Corps of Engineers has not yet passed on the merits of a permanent extended season for shipping. The GAO said that the increase in shipping on the waterway during winter is due to a change in the U.S. Coast Guard's ice-breaking policy and a lack of severe weather. But the increases have been limited to certain geographical areas, commodities and shippers, said the report. Technical and legal difficulties affecting power and navigation interests; the need for the United States and Canada to better coordinate plans and programs and the need for more study of environmental issues were listed as major problems to overcome before a decision could be reached.

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    Transportation Development Agency Centre

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM