A meeting to discuss plans for cleaning up mercury in Minnesota's lakes and rivers is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. today at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's office in Baxter.
A proposal to clean contaminated waters can be found at www.pca.state.mn.us/water. This Web site specifies how much current mercury levels in fish need to be reduced to restore waters polluted by mercury. Currently, 1,200 lakes and rivers in the state are listed as impaired waters due to unsuitable levels of mercury in fish.
The MPCA is looking for suggestions and comments from the public to help it determine how to best implement a plan that would take effect later this summer. Phone 828-2492 for more information.
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