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Clinton River in 2011

November 9, 2011

Contamination in the Clinton River watershed, as of 2003
Department of Environmental Quality,
Remediation and Redevelopment Division

It’s only 2011 – about 8 years later – and with budgets tight, who is checking up ?
What is really washing out into Lake St. Clair after each major rainstorm ?

Industry uses water, and releases water, often under permit guidelines.
The guidelines are created by the government :
– a government by the people, for the people.
If people are apathetic, unconcerned, and uninterested, they get only the bare minimum.
How sure are you about the fish you catch in the Clinton and Lake St. Clair ?

Acronyms:

BHC=benzenehexachloride;
BTEX=benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene;
BTX=benzene, toluene, and xylene;
DCA=isomer of dichloroethane;
DCE=isomer of dichloroethylene;
DDE=dichloro-diphenyldichloroethylene;
DDT=Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane;
MEK=methyl ethyl ketone;
MTBE=methyl tertiary butyl ether;
PCBs=polychlorinated biphenyls;
PCE=perchloroethylene;
PNAs=polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons;
SVOCs=semi-volatile organic compounds;
TCA=trichloroethane;
TCE=trichloroethylene;
VC=vinyl chloride;
VOCs=volatile organic compounds.

Boat Launches

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