Great Lakes

Available for Public Review: Draft Binational Screening Criteria for Nominated Chemicals of Mutual Concern

Canada and the United States each have policies and mandates that deal with the management of toxic substances and chemicals and their release into the Great Lakes Basin. In Canada, this is covered by the Chemicals Management Plan under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. In the United States, it is the Toxic Substances Control […]

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[Research] Invasive Mussels Complicate Efforts to Reduce Mercury in Great Lakes Food Chain

Mercury is a naturally occurring element which poses several challenges when incorporated into fish as a contaminant, methylmercury. When released to the environment from the earth’s crust, either via natural degassing processes or due to anthropogenic activities like burning fossil fuels, mercury enters into a complex cycle, interacting with other elements and forming a variety

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