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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's not ready to close shipping locks to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
The commander of the Corps' Chicago district, Col. Vincent Quarles,
said Wednesday that the agency is considering all options. But he says
it must study the issue first, including how closing the locks could
affect flooding and water quality.