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Great Lakes areas of concern. Graphic: <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/aoc/images/aoc-glbasin-map-20130215.pdf">US EPA</a>
Great Lakes areas of concern. Graphic: US EPA

Schumer: Protection coming for NYS, Great Lakes beaches

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says the water quality along the Great Lakes continues to worsen.

Schumer is co-sponsoring a bill that would remediate contaminated sediment, help clean up toxic pollution, combat invasive species and keep watersheds clean.

He is also pushing to reinstate $10 million in federal dollars to the BEACH Act, which was recently cut from the 2014 budget, to help keep polluted beach water safe for swimmers.  Go to full article

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