11th Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality

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Chapter 3


Contaminated Sediment

Funding for Sediment Remediation

Wastewater Infrastructure Maintenance and Upgrades

Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Waste Sites and Nonpoint Source Pollution

Accountability and Responsibility for Remedial Action Plans

United States Approach

Canadian Approach

Community-based Alliances

Confirming the Status of Restoration Efforts

Keeping the Focus on Beneficial Uses

Funding for Remediation and Planning Efforts

Corporate/Private Spending on Remediation


Progress Toward Restoration

Corporate/Private Spending on Remediation

Little information is available regarding the level of corporate spending for remedial activities in the Areas of Concern. The Commission does know, however, that corporate expenditures to control contamination from hazardous waste sites in the New York state portion of the Niagara River Area of Concern will exceed $600 million (USD), excluding operation and maintenance expenses. The Commission believes that such investments by the private sector be monitored by the governments and that their contribution to the overall cleanup effort be recognized in order to provide the full accounting the Commission and the public deserve.