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The EPA-funded project could help protect water quality and steer fisheries management.
Some 5 milliion people may be eating more fish than recomended by health advisories, according to research by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Polluted sediment removal in the St. Louis River Estuary at the site has been delayed.
With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
A public meeting is set to remove another impairment from the river's infamous list of troubles.
Commissioners billed the announcement Monday as an alternative to discharging leachate into Lake Superior.

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a group of chemicals used in products like nonstick cookware, fast food wrappers and cosmetics, but increasing evidence suggests they are harmful to humans and the environment.
The EPA will use most of the $1 billion approved by Congress for "areas of concern," like the St. Louis River estuary.
The report said pollution from pesticides, plastics and electronic waste is causing widespread human rights violations as well as at least 9 million premature deaths a year, and that the issue is largely being overlooked.

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