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U.S. commits $1 billion toward toxic cleanup work at Great Lakes hot spots

Funding to speed up work that began in 1987


February 18, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged $1 billion to clean up toxins in the Great Lakes, at harbours and tributary rivers with industrial contaminants. The funding is aimed to speed up work that began in 1987 at 22 sites deemed to be the most degraded. The Great Lakes provide drinking water for about 40 million people in North America who live in eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. In 1987, 43 sites along the Great Lakes were designated as toxic hot spots, including 12 in Canada. Canada’s National Observer report | READ MORE