Wednesday, December 9, 2014
“Delisting” Deer Lake Area of Concern – Stephanie Swart
(scroll down for more information about Deer Lake and other Great Lakes Areas of Concern addressing mercury issues…)
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: