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Daniel A. Mazmanian and Michael E. Kraft

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262134927

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262134927.001.0001

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Cleaning Wisconsin’s Waters: From Command and Control to Collaborative Decision Making

Cleaning Wisconsin’s Waters: From Command and Control to Collaborative Decision Making

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(p.114) (p.115) 5 Cleaning Wisconsin’s Waters: From Command and Control to Collaborative Decision Making
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Toward Sustainable Communities
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Michael E. Kraft

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262134927.003.0005

This chapter reviews the recent history of the struggle to clean up the Fox-Wolf River Basin in Northeastern Wisconsin, which surrounds metropolitan Green Bay. It highlights the strategies used nationwide as well as within this region during the first two epochs, and discusses the emergence of the third epoch of sustainability. The chapter also focuses on major achievements to date in cleaning up area waters and the remaining tasks, especially the substantial challenge of removing highly contaminated sediments laden with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) deposited years ago through discharges by area pulp and paper mills. Over time, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and other governmental bodies and industry have made use of all of the techniques available under the Clean Water Act and commonly used throughout the nation.

Keywords:   water pollution, water quality, Fox-Wolf River Basin, sustainability, environmental protection, environmental policy, environmental cleanup, Clean Water Act

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