Deer Lake Area of Concern
Deer Lake is one of 43 contaminated sites designated as an Area of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Since 2010, $8 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has been used to complete the final actions to remediate and restore this AOC. On Oct. 30, 2014, EPA announced that Deer Lake had been removed from the binational list of AOCs.
On Oct. 30, 2014, EPA announced that Deer Lake had been removed from the binational list of AOCs. The Deer Lake Area of Concern is the first U.S. site in the Lake Superior basin to be delisted.
- News release: “EPA Announces Removal of Two Toxic Hotspots on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan from Binational List” (Oct. 30, 2014)
- Map of all U.S. AOCs (PDF)(1 pp, 969 K, About PDF)
- High-resolution photos of the Deer Lake AOC: