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View Resource Draft Report for Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P): Reduction Options

The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy was organized in 1997 to work to eliminate persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes. This draft report from the program is available online or for download in .pdf format. It presents for evaluation the potential actions for achieving the Binational Toxics Strategy challenge.

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/P10040DC.PDF?Dockey=P100...
View Resource International Association for Great Lakes Research

The International Association for Great Lakes Research is comprised of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes and other large lakes of the world. The homepage serves as a centralized resource for Great Lakes research, featuring recent findings, news and announcements (from recently published books to legislation outcomes), upcoming conferences, and current job offerings. In addition, a...

http://www.iaglr.org/
View Resource WATERbase

The Great Lakes Water Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee operates this large database of "water quality data for Lake Michigan and tributary rivers in the Milwaukee region." The facility conducts studies in this area to ascertain the impact of human activities and species introductions on this part of the lake's ecosystem. Data can be retrieved for seven different locations in...

http://www.waterbase.glwi.uwm.edu/index.php
View Resource University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology

Limnology (the study of lakes) in North America was developed at the University of Wisconsin by E.A. Birge and Chancey Juday, so it is not surprising that the Center for Limnology Web site contains a wealth of information about their activities and research projects. The site includes a virtual tour of the Center's main research facility on Lake Mendota in Madison and their research center on...

https://limnology.wisc.edu/
View Resource Regulatory Actions - Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for Power Plants

The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy was organized in 1997 to work to eliminate persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes. This draft report from the program is available online or for download in .pdf format. It presents for evaluation the potential actions for achieving the Binational Toxics Strategy challenge.

https://www.epa.gov/mats/regulatory-actions-final-mercury-an...
View Resource International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission was created by Canada and the United States "because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters wisely and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations." Visitors to the site can read about great lakes water...

http://www.ijc.org/en_/
View Resource Great Lakes BeachCast

The Great Lakes Information Network developed this website to "broadcast critical information about beach closings and educational content on human health concerns." The website provides the latest news on erosion control projects, contamination and cleanup efforts, beach testing efforts, and other environmental news. Users can explore monitoring data and maps by location. The website also...

http://www.great-lakes.net/beachcast/index.html