Month: December 2014

Nipigon Mayor on “Delisting” Nipigon Bay AOC

Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey offered his opinion about removing Nipigon Bay from the list of Great Lakes areas of environmental concern in an article published by Thunder Bay News Watch on December 22nd. The interview with Mayor Harvey was conducted after Nipigon Bay was highlighted in the recently released new iteration of the Great Lake Water Quality Agreement. You can read about Mayor Harvey’s thoughts on delisting Nipigon Bay here.

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December 2014 Podcast

DECEMBER EDITION
Wednesday, December 9, 2014

Stephanie Swart
Stephanie Swart of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on Deer Lake.

“Delisting” Deer Lake Area of Concern – Stephanie Swart

To listen to the interview, click here.

(scroll down for more information about Deer Lake and other Great Lakes Areas of Concern addressing mercury issues…)

Deer Lake Area of Concern

Map of Deer Lake Area of Concern
The Deer Lake Area of Concern near the town of Ishpeming, Michigan was delisted in November, 2014.

In the December 2014 edition of InfoSuperior’s podcast, or audio interview series, Thunder Bay Remedial Plan Coordinator Jim Bailey speaks with Stephanie Swart of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Stephanie worked with a wide range of organizations and people to restore environmental quality in the Deer Lake Area of Concern near Ishpeming, Michigan.

Mercury and excessive inputs of nutrients led to Deer Lake being named an Area of Environmental concern. In this interview Stephanie outlines the steps taken to restore environmental quality and also the steps necessary to “delist” a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

Other Great Lakes Areas of Concern are also dealing with mercury:

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