Conservation: Salvaging the Lakes

Of the Great Lakes, only Lake Erie so far has become so badly polluted that beaches have been closed and commercial fishing has nosedived. To salvage Lake Erie, the U.S. Government has embarked on a $3.9 billion program of pollution control, expects eventually to spend $100 billion to prevent the nation's other waterways from becoming foul. Great Lakes states are already preparing proposals, to be presented to Interior Secretary Udall by July 1, aimed at halting any new pollution.

Such action could scarcely come soon enough. Even if Great Lakes pollution ceased...

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