by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English
|Series||S. hrg. ;, 102-460|
|LC Classifications||KF26 .G676 1991h|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 206 p. :|
|Number of Pages||206|
|LC Control Number||92189567|
Get this from a library! Legal pollution of the Great Lakes: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, October 4, [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of . As Egan explains in his new book, "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes," the Clean Water Act took steps in battling industrial pollution. But it failed to deal with biological pollution, which. The IJC reported on pollution issues in the Great Lakes and their connecting channels several times from to the late s as part of its responsibilities under the Boundary Waters reports included recommendations for action, which formed the basis for the first Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in Canada and the United States agreed to reduce pollution . One of the biggest challenges now facing the Great Lakes is pollution from plastic. According to Science Daily, research carried out by the Rochester Institute of Technology, found that virtua metric tons or 22 million pounds of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every put this in a more tangible format, the equivalent of Olympic-sized pools full of plastic bottles is.
The Great Lakes region's powerful economy includes jobs in a wide variety of sectors. Credit: Council of Great Lakes Region With up to 40 million basin residents drawing their drinking water from the Great Lakes, protecting the quality of these vast water bodies is not optional. And it doesn’t stop with drinking water. The present generation holds the Lakes in trust, with an obligation to posterity to pass along this magnificent resource in the best possible condition. The water pollution problems of the Great Lakes are myriad and complex. But the will to do something about it is strong. Ways will be found. Since the s, there has been amazing change in the Great Lakes. This was due to cleanup work done on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. Making Laws to Reduce Pollution In , the United States and Canada created the first Great Lakes Water Quality pledged to clean up and protect the Great Lakes ecosystem. Pollution in the Great Lakes. But because the lakes are so extensive, border so many states (and two countries!), and provide recreation, commerce, and industry to so many, pollution .
The study could potentially help with future cleanup and pollution prevention efforts by tracking high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes. Chamberlain Smith is a science intern and a Author: Chamberlain Smith. In the article "Great Lakes Pollution Fight Is Gaining," William K. Stevens wrote how the water that flows from the Detroit River into Lake Erie seemened clean enough to permit the reintroduction of brown trout, as a result of industrial wastes diminishing and clean up efforts. The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project — a group of about 20 American and Canadian researchers and environmentalists — produced the data for this map, which illustrates the cumulative impacts of human activity across the Great Lakes. It speaks volumes at a glance. Even if you think you know the environmental narrative of the Great Lakes - I thought I did - Egan's book will give you much to consider. The industrial pollution .