Saginaw Bay Pollution – Officially Polluted for 30 Years

Beach on Saginaw Bay During Low Water in 2016

The EPA and the State of Michigan designated the entire region as a potential environmental disaster. The deterioration and pollution were so bad that the label of “Area of Concern” was slapped on the Saginaw Bay in 1987 and has not been lifted for 30 years. We examine what has happened in that time.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative EPA Advisory Board

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CHICAGO (May 31, 2012) –  In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an advisory board’s creation. This was to support federal agencies by implementing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The new board, the federal government’s first advisory committee on Great Lakes issues, will provide advice and … Read more