Description: In 1987, the United States and Canada designated 42 “Areas of Concern”: dangerously polluted places in Great Lakes watersheds. In the following decades, they have spent billions of dollars on environmental remediation. In this HistoryLab, Students investigated how these places became so damaged, who benefitted and who suffered as a result, and what citizens and policymakers can learn from this history to make a better future. Students published online case studies using the Michigan Sustainability Cases platform, where they can be used in high school and college classrooms and inform stakeholders engaged in ongoing Areas of Concern remediation projects.
Principal Investigator: Perrin Selcer
Alexandra Eason, Catherine Kim, Esther Ladkau, Hunter Schotts, Mackenzie Dalton, Perrin Selcer, and Theresa Benton
Department or Unit
Case Book and Lab