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      DEQ says Deer Lake is getting cleaner

      Good news was released on Tuesday regarding Ishpeming's Deer Lake. The lake is getting cleaner.

      State environmental regulators say there has been a lot of progress in cleaning up the decades old pollution. Deer Lake was one of 43 toxic hot spots in the U.S. and Canada in the late 1980s.

      Among the problems in Deer Lake was deformities or reproductive problems for wildlife. Another issue was excessive algae.

      The Department of Environmental Quality says those problems have largely been solved. Steve Casey with the DEQ says improvements to the Ishpeming wastewater plant have cleared up the algae issue.

      Deer Lake's mercury problem has declined, but the catch and release policy for fish remains in place.

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