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Water quality management -- Great Lakes

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EPA Proposes Curb on Dumping Bioaccumulating Chemicals into Great Lakes

On Friday, September 24, 1999, Carol Browner of the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to limit the dumping of bioaccumulative chemicals of concern (BCCs). BCCs are known to accumulate within living organisms and can move up the food chain, eventually affecting humans. Common BCCs include mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlordane, DDT, dioxin, and mirex. The proposed...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1999/0929
Clean the Rain, Clean the Lakes: Mercury in Rain Is Polluting The Great Lakes

This report (.pdf format), from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), describes recent findings indicating high mercury levels in rain falling over Chicago and other Midwestern sites. The report includes Actions Needed to Clean Up Mercury Emissions as well as a Campaign to Clean the Rain.

https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Regional/Great-Lakes/NWF-Me...
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...
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...

https://iaglr.org/
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
Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches

As Americans head for the beach, the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) issues its twelfth annual report on the status of beach and recreational water quality. Entitled Testing the Waters, the report offers readers a fifty-fifty appraisal of the nation's lake and ocean recreational beach sites. That is, while water quality overall is indeed improving in the United States, beach water quality...

https://www.nrdc.org/issues/water-pollution
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/
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...
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...

https://www.ijc.org/en
EPA: The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book

This online atlas, produced by Environment Canada and the EPA, offers a wealth of information on numerous aspects of the Great Lakes environment. Students and educators can learn about its geology, climate, and groundwater as well as the management strategies and its human history. The abundance of effective diagrams and maps will help users understand the region's processes and characteristics....

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/P1004ICU.TXT?ZyActionD=Z...
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