Video by: Jenny Kalish
Music by: A Story Told
Each week, Great Lakes Echo features a photo story about a different Area of Concern designated by the U.S. or Canadian governments in the Great Lakes basin. Guess where the area is located, based on the description of the site.
This week’s expert is Victor DiGiacomo, remedial action plan coordinator for this Area of Concern.
Summary of the area:
- Listed as an Area of Concern in 1985 due to historical pollution in the sediments from pesticides like DDT and Mirex, and chemical compounds like PCBs.
- There are extreme fish advisories in place.
- Was once a world-class fishery.
- Traverses the Niagara Escarpment and is almost 100 feet lower than the land surrounding it.
View Great Lakes Areas Of Concern Week Two in a larger map
Last week’s answer: Deer Lake, Mich.
Photo credits: Environmental Protection Agency; Flickr: Charlie44107, Ontariofly, Mark.hogan, Antivampire, Michaeljohn, Wyo92, Zippy Suzy, Meghan H. Rogers; Michigan Department of Natural Resources.