The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, April 9, 1980-Page 3
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By FRED FIEBER
There isn't much the public can do to combat the
problems of pollution and misuse of the Great Lakes,
according to a panel of environmentalists. Even the
experts can't agree how the lakes' ecology should be
The School of Natural Resources symposium.
entitled, "The Great Lakes Region-The Challenge of
Management" last night featured five bureaucrats
who debated the possibility and problems of Great.
"CAN THE GREAT Lakes be managed regionally
o help solve its problems of pollution and value as a
*ecreation and transportation resource?" asked
School of Natural Resources Dean William Johnson.
Eugene Aubert, director of the Great Lakes
Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor
said the first obstacle to effective management lies in
our failure to categorize the value of the Great Lakes
and analyze them.
"Though the Great Lakes basin represents only
four per cent of U.S. land area, it accounts for 21 per
cent of personal income, 70 per cent of iron resources,
and 59 per cent of steel resources," Aubert said. "In
ddition, we use 45 billion gallons of Great Lakes
ater each day. I think that shows you how valuable
they are to us.".
SYNTHETIC ORGANIC industrial compounds
present the biggest form of pollution, with PCBs the
single biggest contaminant in that class, according to
Aubert. "We have taken the first step by banning
PCBs. But we need to take it one step further by
improving our understanding of the ecosystems
which operate in and near the Great Lakes. How do
PCBs affect them?" Aubert asked.
Joyce Magidson agreed with Abuert's assertions,
but questioned the possibility of creating an effective
resource management operation. The public
relations official for the Army Corps of Engineers in
Chicago, cited the lack of clearly defined goals for the
'The main issue at hand is how we
can protect our economic resources
while assuring protection of our
-Lee Botts, director of the
Great Lakes Basin Commission
Lawrence Aggens, a consultant and senior planner
for the Northeast Illinois Planning Commission,
claims that the project cannot be attained. "We'll hve
to experience a catastrophe similar to what's going
on in the mountain ranges of Washington State to get
action," he maintained.
Aggens said that public apathy is to blame.
"People are more concerned with issues such as
crime and inflation than to be bothered with
something like this. Therefore, we must devise a
strategy to work with public value systems rather
than against them," he said.
ONE OTHER PANEL member echoed Aggens
pessimism. W. Ronald Drynan, member of the
International Joint Commission in Windsor, Ontario,
said international disputes will undermine any
efforts attempted in managing the Great Lakes.
"True, we do have a Great Lakes agreement with
Canada. But communication problems and
disagreement on objectives will halt the project,"
Lee Botts, director of the Great Lakes Basin
Commission in Ann Arbor, disagreed with Aggens
and Drynan. "The public has shown recently that
they are not apathetic about environmental
protection. The main issue at hand is how we can
protect our economic resources while assuring
protection of our natural resources," she said.
"I would urge action in this area," she said. "We
know that PCBs, even though no longer in.use, will be
a problem for a long time, and a world problem at
that. But right now, all researchers can do is to lay
out facts and try to agree among themselves on what
policy should be for the Great Lakes."
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SUN. APRIL 13
Great Lakes, problems of organizing data,
problems of responsibility and authority and funding
problems as reasons for management problems.
"THE GREAT LAKES basin region involves eight
states, two nations, and Ontario," she said. "How can
we devise an efficient management operation that
will satisfy them all?"
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