Great Lakes Restoration Initiative


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Date published: March 25, 2020
Status: Active

Areas of Concern: Development of St. Louis River AOC Remedial Targets for Mercury

The St. Louis River Area of Concern (SLRAOC) was designated in 1987 owing to the presence of a variety of legacy pollutants, including mercury. Elevated fish-mercury levels lead fish consumption advisories by both Minnesota and Wisconsin, which resulted in Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs).

Date published: October 20, 2017
Status: Active

Toxic Substances

The USGS, federal agencies, and their partners will continue to further evaluate emerging contaminants that have the greatest potential to adversely impact Great Lakes fish and wildlife – impacts which may also result in ecological, economic and recreational consequences. Federal agencies will assess the extent to which identified risks may impede environmental quality and resource management...

Contacts: Jon Hortness