Folks in Green Bay, Wisconsin only get a few months a year to enjoy the summer sunshine, but even then they can’t fish, boat, swim, hunt or recreate without restrictions. The mallard ducks and a dozen species of fish can’t be eaten and birds aren’t reproducing either. The economy is hurt by the fact that the harbor and channel can’t be dredged due to all the contaminated sediments. Eighteen counties and forty watersheds lie within this Area of Concern yet it lingers on the list and moves ever so slowly toward any restoration.
To read more about this Area of Concern, click here to go to the EPA’s website.