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Crews begin barge salvage efforts Jan 10, 2019 - The Evening News and The Tribune Six of the freed barges were recovered, but nine remain on the dam, including seven sunken barges. Each barge holds between 1,500 and 1,800 tons of coal. Crews began loading piles of coal left on the stranded barges onto other empty barges Wednesday morning.

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