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RECORD NUMBER: 33 OF 91
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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.|
|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|
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.