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(This section includes Stage of RAP development, Beneficial Use Impairments and their delisting targets, and information on whether the AOC has been accurately mapped.)
Stage of RAP Development: 2

Are electronic maps available that include the AOC's geographic boundaries and associated sources of pollution? Yes

Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI):
(The BUI will appear underlined if a delisting target has been determined.
If underlined, click on the BUI to display the delisting target.)
Restriction on Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Levels of contaminants such as PCBs and mercury in fish tissue shall be less than MDPH and OMNR/MOEE action levels.
Fish Tumor or Other Deformities
Liver and oral/dermal tumor incidence rates shall be no greater than rates at unimpacted control sites. Survey data shall confirm the absence of neoplastic or preneoplastic liver tumors.
Degradation of Benthos
Establish and maintain benthic communities such that populations are diverse and appropriate for the physical characteristics of the area and include pollution tolerant organisms.
Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Concentrations of pollutants in sediments shall be below levels that restrict dredging activities.
Restrictions on Drinking Water Consumption, or Taste & Odour
There shall be no taste or odour problems.
Beach Closings
All areas of the AOC shall be safe for total body contact activities. Bacteria levels shall meet MOEE/MDEQ criteria. There shall be no beach closings in the AOC or impacted areas in Lake Erie due to AOC contamination.
Degradation of Aesthetics
Elimination of discharges from CSOs and spills from point sources and nonpoint sources (into any media) such that debris and persistent objectionable deposits are not found in the river or along the shoreline. There shall be no visible oil sheens on the river from any discharge.
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Wetlands shall be maintained at zero loss in the AOC, and no net loss of the productive capacity of fish habitats.
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CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT
Estimated remaining volume of contaminated sediment within the AOC: no information

Remediation to Date
Project Name: Amount Remediated: Remediation Cost:
Awaiting conclusions from Detroit River Modelling and Data Management study

Planned Action Regarding Sediment Remediation
Project Name: Amt. to be Remediated: Estimated Cost:
no information no information no information
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WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure - Dollars Spent:
Environment Canada $2,630,000
Ontario $27,000,000
City of Windsor - Little River Plant upgrades $100,000,000

Identified Future Costs for Wastewater Infra. - Dollars Needed:
City of Windsor - Lou Romano Plant Upgrades $184,000,000
($28M committed)
City of Windsor - CSOs upgrades $30,000,000
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HABITAT
Projects / Proposals / Costs:
1.2 km. along Turkey Creek restored
1.2 km. Little River restoration completed
0.2 km. softshoreline created in Detroit River embayment
1.1 km. finger dyke on Canard River repaired
281 ha. of wetland protected
Fish and wildlife bioassays confirm no significant toxicity from water column/sediment contamination
$4,300,000 spent on habitat projects
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OTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Issues:
Source controls at Canadian Salt Co. are reducing effluent toxicity
2 non-point source control project: $700,000
Recognized need for agencies to cooperate on Binational issues, such as monitoring, progress reporting and outreach
Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Committee development of Binational delisting targets
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MANAGEMENT
Federal: Sandra George
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON   L7R 4A6
(905) 336-6284
Provincial: Mike Moroney
Ontario MOE
1094 London Road
Sarnia, ON   N7S 1P1
(519) 383-3780
Local / PAC: Jim Drummond
Golder Associates Ltd.
2465 McDougall Ave.
Windsor, ON   N8X 3N9
(519)250-3733


Please Note: Values provided are intended as indicators only, and may not capture all expenditures or work done. Summary is based on best available Information. "No Information" indicates relevant information was not available at time of publication.