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Released today on the Great Lakes Radio Consortium



***Media Advisory***

Beginning today, 4-20-99, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium (GLRC) is airing the following story on sand dune mining around the Great Lakes Region:

MINING ENDANGERS SAND DUNES

 Sand dune mining has been going on around Lake Michigan since the dawn of the industrial age.  The sand is used by foundries to make molds for casting metal.  But despite a 1976 law to protect the dunes, a new report released today claims the dunes are in more danger than ever.  The Great Lakes Radio Consortiumís Wendy Nelson reports:

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium provides a weekly program service of environmental news and information to public radio stations around the Great Lakes.  Currently, over 110 stations are airing GLRC material. The service originates from Michigan Radio at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  For more information or questions about the GLRC, please contact David Hammond (716) 317-3717 or Jon Hoban at (734) 764-9210.