LANSING (WKOW) -- The attorney general in Michigan is expected to soon file a lawsuit as a preventative attempt to block the invasive Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan.
AG Mike Cox released a statement on Sunday saying the legal action will come soon, though he did not give an exact timeline.
The suit would try to force the closure of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, which funnels water into the great lake. One Asian carp was found in the canal on Thursday. Part of the canal was poisoned last week in an effort to kill any other carp.
If it continues to spread, the troublesome fish could starve out less aggressive competitors and endanger the Great Lakes fishing industries.
Officials in Chicago, however, worry that closing the locks could also disrupt the movement of millions of tons of iron ore, coal and other goods.
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