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Muskegon Lake Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Project:
Socio-Economic Assessment Revisited

Pollution from historical and contemporary sources impairs the health of the industrial Midwest’s inland lakes and rivers. The Environmental Protection Agency currently lists 27 water bodies in the Great Lakes as “Areas of Concern.” These are defined under the US-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement as “geographic areas designated by the Parties where significant impairment of beneficial uses has occurred as a result of human activities at the local level” (US EPA 2013)

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