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|Main Title||Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: Canada -- United States Strategy for the Virtual Elmination of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office. ;Environment Canada, Toronto (Ontario).|
|Additional Subjects||Strategic planning ; Great Lakes Ecosystem ; Contaminants ; Toxic chemicals ; Environmental persistence ; International cooperation ; Transboundary pollution ; Bioaccumulation ; Food chain ; Biomagnification ; Pesticides ; Canada ; United States ; International agreements ; Binational agreements ; Mercury(Metal) ; PCBs ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Dioxin ; Furan ; Benzopyrene ; Hexachlorobenzene ; Alkyl lead ; DDT ; Mirex ; Dieldrin ; Aldrin ; Chlordane ; Toxaphene ; Octachlorostyrene ; Long range transport ;|
The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy (GLBTS) was signed by the United States and Canada (the Parties) in 1997 to advance the goals of Article II(a) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). The Strategy focus has been on persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes ecosystem, in particular those chemicals that bioaccumulate up the food chain.