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E-M:/ 2002 CMI Surface H20 Clean Up

This arrived from the DEQ today . . .  (paraphrased) . . .
The DEQ is initiating preparations for additional funding recommendations for FY 2002 for the surface water contaminated sediment element of the Clean Michigan Initiative.  The focus of this element is on the remediation of contaminated sediment sites that are not covered by an ongoing program.  The environmental conditions typically associated with these sites are localized sediment contamination by chemical pollutants, and usually fish with leelvated levels of bioaccumulatiev chemicals.  Maintenance dredgeing for watercraft because of low water conditions does not qualify.  DEQ has already identified ten sites for funding under this element:  Black River (Bangor), Clinton River, Deer Lake (Marquette Cnty), Detroit RIver, Muskegon Lake, Pine RIver (St. Louis), Raisin RIver, Rouge River (Detroit), White Lake (Muskegon Cnty), and Wolf Creek (Edmore).
If you know of other sites you would like to recommend, contact
Mr. William Creal
MI Dept. Environmental Quality
Surface Water Quality Division
Great Lakes and Environmental Assessment Section
P.O. Box 30273
Lansing, MI  48909-7773
(517) 335-4181

Conan Smith
Land Programs Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
p. (517) 487-9539
f. (517) 487-9541