Tag Archives: Areas of Concern

October 30th 2014

Coalition on Toxic Hotspot Delisting: ‘Federal Investments Working’

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (October 30, 2014) – The U.S. EPA today announced it was removing two Michigan locations from a list of the region’s most polluted waters—so-called Areas of Concern. The sites—Deer Lake, south of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s Upper … Continue reading

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December 17th 2013

Project curbs mercury polllution in Lake Superior basin

An $8 million project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative re-established the natural channel of a northern Michigan creek, which for years carried mercury from underground mines to a nearby lake in the Lake Superior watershed. The restoration of … Continue reading

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June 25th 2013

The Health of the Great Lakes in the News

Several news stories about the health of the Great Lakes have been coming out over the past week. The EPA announced $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds for cleaning up the St. Louis River estuary in northeastern Minnesota. … Continue reading

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May 17th 2011

New Study: Michigan Restoration Project to Provide 6-to-1 Return on Investment

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mich., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to … Continue reading

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August 5th 2009

Sen. Sherrod Brown promotes Great Lakes initiative in Cleveland

People around the Great Lakes might not like their tax dollars heading off to Washington each year, but this year a good portion of those dollars are expected to come back home. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would provide at … Continue reading

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