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For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Day
Phone: (313) 226-2170 Ext. 6733

The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board Hosts Public Meeting on the Grand Calumet Area of Concern

Do you have any opinions or ideas about issues relevant to the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern? Are you interested in what others involved in the cleanup of the river are doing and what the major concerns, problems and solutions are?

If so, the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board, scientific advisers to the International Joint Commission (IJC), is holding a:

Public Meeting
Thursday, September 24, 1998, 6:30- 10 p.m.
Marquette Park Pavillion
Gary, Indiana

Short presentations include:

  • Environmental challenges of Pollution Prevention and Remediation at U.S. Steel,
    Ken Mentzel, U.S. Steel
  • Sediment Managment and Proposed Siting of the Confined Disposal Facility,
    Amanda Laumeyer, Grand Calumet Task Force
  • Water Quality Criteria and Human Health Effects of Persistent Toxic Substances,
    Milton Clark, U.S. EPA
  • Development of a Cohort of Pregnant African American Women Who Consume Great Lakes Fish,
    Donald Waller, University of Illinois

The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board was created under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to provide advice to IJC on issues related to research and the development of scientific knowledge pertinent to the identification, evaluation and resolution of current and anticipated problems related to water quality in the Great Lakes basin.

IJC is a binational Canada-United States organization established by The Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the two Governments prevent and resolve disputes over use of waters along the U.S. and Canada boundary. Three Commissioners are appointed by the president of the United States and three by the government of Canada. Under the 1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, IJC assesses progress by the two counties to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem. Additional information about the IJC and Science Advisory Board is available on the Internet at http://www.ijc.org(.)

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