Saturday, February 7, 2009

Environmental group says Ballast water laws must be strengthened by feds

Written by Larry Limpf
Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:10

The Ohio Environmental Council is calling for the federal government to enact strong ballast water legislation, citing a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that identifies areas of the Great Lakes most vulnerable to the entry of aquatic nonindigenous species.

The report, Predicting Future Introductions of Nonindigenous Species to the Great Lakes, notes that the port of Toledo is one of several Lake Erie ports at great risk for future invasion by the species via transoceanic shipping. [Full Story]

Source: The Press

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