This paper summarizes mercury contamination concerns and the state of research, mitigation, and policy efforts to address this issue in the Great Lakes basin. It was developed by the Great Lakes Commission’s Ad Hoc Committee on Mercury Contamination.
Category: Air Quality
Archived project materials
The GLAD Atmospheric Toxics Webinar Series was intended to provide a forum for GLAD Principal Investigators (PIs) to disseminate information on their respective research activities, including specific findings, recommended follow-up actions, and potential public policy actions to foster elimination of PBT threats to the region.
Great Lakes Mercury Connections: The Extent and Effects of Mercury Pollution in the Great Lakes Region
The Great Lakes Commission sponsored a binational scientific synthesis effort through its U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-funded Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program. The purpose was to foster binational collaboration among mercury researchers and resource managers to compile a wide variety of mercury data for the Great Lakes region, and to address key questions concerning mercury contamination.
A 2007 report of the Great Lakes Regional Toxic Air Emissions Inventory Steering Committee.
The initial edition of a newsletter focused on air quality and reducing air toxic deposition in the Great Lakes.