Jul 19, 2009

EPA to open Great Lakes hearings Tuesday in Milwaukee

The Environmental Protection Agency has picked Milwaukee to kick off a series of upcoming public hearings on how to chart a course to restore the Great Lakes.
A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the federal government's proposed blueprint to begin fixing some of the troubles plaguing the world's largest freshwater system.
The EPA and its sister federal agencies are focusing their efforts on cleaning up sites contaminated with toxic waste, stopping the onslaught of invasive species, reducing surface and sewer pollution flowing into the lakes and restoring ecologically sensitive habitats.