RESTORING THE GREAT LAKES

Working in partnership with the eight Great Lakes states, the US Environmental Protection Agency has established a common- sense, cost-effective, flexible plan to restore the health and economy of the lakes. Within two years (as of spring 1995) the affected states and Native American tribes will start the process to substantially limit many of the toxic pollutants entering the lakes through the development of water quality standards. The standards will help establish consistent, enforceable, long-term protection from all types of pollutants but places short-term emphasis on the types of long- lasting pollutants that accumulate in the food web. The guidance will provide a coordinated ecosystem approach for addressing existing and possible pollutant problems and improve consistency in water quality standards and permitting procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sea Technology, v 36 n 9, Sept 1995, p 65 [4 p, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Burns, R F
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM