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Sierra Club and others want emergency action to keep Asian Carp out of Great Lakes

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The Sierra Club and other conservation groups want emergency action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

Experts say the dangerous carp can bypass an electric fish barrier on the Chicago Ship Canal if heavy rains cause the nearby Des Plaines River to flood into the canal like it did last year.

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The Sierra Club, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Great Lakes United asked the corps Wednesday to build an emergency dike between the canal and the river.

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