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GREAT LAKES BINATIONAL TOXICS STRATEGY
   TENTH ANNIVERSARY REPORT RELEASED

   CHICAGO (May. 24, 2007) The U.S. - Canadian Great Lakes Binational
   Toxics Strategy marks its tenth anniversary this month with its 2006
   Annual Progress Report, which presents progress toward the goal of
   virtually eliminating persistent toxic substances such as mercury,
   PCBs and dioxin from discharging into the Great Lakes environment.
   In 1997, EPA and Environment Canada established 17 source and
   emissions reduction goals for the United States and Canada.

   Over the past 10 years, both governments (with the help of state,
   provincial, tribal and local governments and stakeholders from
   industry, academia, environmental and community groups) have worked
   together to reduce the use and release of targeted toxic substances.
   To date, 12 of the 17 goals have been met, and the rest are well
   advanced.

   The report discusses the significant voluntary projects of the
   Strategy, such as the burn barrel outreach campaign and the wood
   stove exchange campaign, some of which have been adopted nationally
   on both sides of the border.   The report also presents trends of
   these substances in gull eggs and fish as well as open water, air and
   sediment.  Overall, significant environmental improvements have been
   realized for legacy pollutants in the Great Lakes.  Looking forward,
   new challenges are presented by emerging substances of concern, such
   as flame retardants.

   The U.S. - Canadian Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Tenth
   Anniversary Edition 2006 Annual Progress Report is available at
   http://binational.net/bns/2006.  For more information about the
   Strategy, please contact Ted Smith, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National
   Program Office, 312-353-6571 or smith.edwin@epa.gov

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