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Main Title Great Lakes: An Example of International Cooperation to Control Lake Pollution.
Author Swain, W. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, Grosse Ile, MI. Large Lakes Research Station.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-589;
Stock Number PB83-130005
Additional Subjects International relations ; Water pollution control ; Great Lakes ; Treaties ; Hazardous materials ; Bacteria ; Toxicity ; United States ; Canada ; Boundaries ; Reprints ; Eutrophication ; Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-130005 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 13p
The history of international cooperation efforts between the United States of America and Canada to control and abate pollution of the North American Great Lakes began in the early 1900's. The more than seventy years of joint efforts fall into three phases: (1) an early concern with bacterial contamination, (2) an intermediate era dealing with eutrophication issues, and (3) the current period in which residue forming toxic substances of anthropogenic origin are of chief concern. The magnitude of the problem and complex arrangement of jurisdictions mandated a concerted effort of both countries to find the solutions for the preservation of their boundary waters.