Accession Number : ADP006832

Title :   Regional Efforts Through the LJC to Address Contaminated Bottom Sediment Problems in the Great Lakes,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CHICAGO IL GREAT LAKES NATIONAL PROGRAM OFFIC E

Personal Author(s) : Kizlauskas, A. G.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The International Joint Commission (IJC) is a binational (United States and Canada) organization that was established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. In 1978, the two countries signed a Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to the Boundary Waters Treaty. Carrying out the provisions of this Agreement, the United States and Canada, through the IJC, are addressing the problem of contaminated bottom sediments both in the traditional context of dredging projects and in the newer context of the potentially harmful environmental impacts of contaminated bottom sediments, even in the absence of dredging activity.

Descriptors :   *GREAT LAKES, *TREATIES, *WATER QUALITY, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, AGREEMENTS, BOUNDARIES, CANADA, DREDGING, ORGANIZATIONS, SEDIMENTS, UNITED STATES, CONTAMINATION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE