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Muskegon Lake Area of Concern (AOC)

The Muskegon Lake AOC in western Michigan includes the entire lake, which is separated from Lake Michigan by sand dunes and a navigation channel. In 2012, a $12 million project under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s Legacy Act removed about 43,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs.

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EPA began to excavate contaminated sediment from the former Zephyr Refinery site in Muskegon, Michigan. This Great Lakes cleanup will remove pollution and restore wetland habitat for fish and wildlife in the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern.