Environmental Watchdog Calls Great Lakes Report Card ‘Horrific’

From: WKAR – Michigan State University

“Over 4,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency have been deemed impaired. A new EPA report found miles of Great Lakes shoreline and open water are contaminated by PCBs, dioxin, mercury, and pesticides. Kyla Bennett is with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental watchdog. She said the data are particularly concerning for the open water of the lakes.“Very little of the area has been assessed but the areas that have been assessed are getting failing grades,” said Bennett. ”

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