More Than $29M Planned To Clean Up Milwaukee Estuary

Estuary One Of Most Polluted Sites On The Great Lakes

Over the next eight years, more than $29 million will be spent to clean up the Milwaukee Estuary, one of the most polluted sites on the Great Lakes.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with local officials to remove contaminated sediment from the estuary, which has been polluted for more than 30 years as a result of Milwaukee`s manufacturing history. The agencies announced the funding for the cleanup effort Tuesday.

The estuary is one of five sites in Wisconsin that were listed as areas of concern (AOC), which the United States and Canada consider the most contaminated sites on the Great Lakes.



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