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A warning against eating Great Lakes fish

Bacteria-laden beaches, lakes choked with algae and fish contaminated by industrial waste: these have been symptoms of pollution in the Great Lakes since the late 1950s. With growing threats to drinking water, wildlife populations and human health, governments on both sides of the border took action to reverse the Lakes' decline in the 1970s. Today they supply water to one-third of all Canadians and one-seventh of all Americans. Under the watchful eyes of scientists and environmentalists, the Lakes are slowly becoming great again.

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Birth defects can result from eating Great Lakes fish, but officials worry the message isn't getting out.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: July 26, 2000
Guest(s): Jennifer Day, Peter Wells
Reporter: Sarah Kapoor
Duration: 3:20

Last updated: September 26, 2014

Page consulted on September 26, 2014

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