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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: 2009 Biennial Report

Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy: 2009 Biennial Report


During 2008 and 2009, the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy (GLBTS, or Strategy) forum continued to pursue a new path forward in addressing emerging chemical threats to the Great Lakes Basin. Many of the challenge goals established by Environment Canada (EC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) with the signing of the Strategy in 1997 have been met. Thirteen of the Strategy's original 17 challenge goals for Level 1 substances have been achieved, and significant progress has been made toward the remaining four. The GLBTS is hoping to build upon the successes of the past to identify and address new chemicals of concern to the Basin.

This report documents the progress achieved and actions taken to reduce the use and release of GLBTS Level 1 substances. This report also highlights the activities of a new group focused on emerging substances of concern and presents environmental monitoring data collected by Great Lakes monitoring and surveillance programs. The complete report is 202 pages.


U.S. EPA & Environment Canada

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