Great Lakes Environmental Directory Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes grants exotic species water pollution water export drilling environment Great Lakes pollution Superior Michigan Huron Erie Ontario ecology Great Lakes issues wetlands Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes watershed water quality exotic species Great Lakes grants water pollution water export oil gas drilling environment environmental Great Lakes pollution Lake Superior Lake Michigan Lake Huron Lake Erie Lake Ontario Great Lakes ecology Great Lakes issues Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Resources Great Lakes activist Great Lakes environmental organizations Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat air pollution alien species threatened rare endangered species ecological Great Lakes information Success Stories Great Lakes Directory Home/News Great Lakes Calendar Great Lakes jobs/volunteering Search Great Lakes Organizations Take Action! Contact Us Resources/Links Great Lakes Issues Great Lakes News Article About Us Networking Services

Great Lakes Article:

Georgia-Pacific to pay $10 million for environmental damage in Wisconsin

June 23, 2002

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Georgia-Pacific Corp. will pay $10.1 million and donate 1,000 acres for environmental damage caused by polluting the Fox River, state officials said Thursday

The agreement represents a "major milestone" in restoring fish and wildlife habitat in the river, Natural Resources Secretary Darrell Bazzell said.

Georgia-Pacific is one of seven paper companies accused of dumping polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, into the river from the 1950s through the 1970s. The chemicals have been linked to reproductive and developmental problems in people, fish, and wildlife.

Officials said some of the money will pay for building trails, boat access ramps, and picnic areas along the river. It also will help restore habitat for yellow perch, spotted musky, and northern pike.

This information is posted for nonprofit educational purposes, in accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Chapter 1,Sec. 107 copyright laws.
For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for
purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Great Lakes environmental information

Return to Great Lakes Directory Home/ Site Map