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John E. Conover, Jr., P.E.
Long Island, New York
Phone: (631) 428-6473
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When I was a kid, my parents took me and my sister on camping trips. On
one of these trips, we went to upstate New York- Lake Champlain and Fort Ticonderoga.
At the southern end of Lake Champlain
there was a paper mill. The wastewater discharge from the mill had turned the southern end
of the lake yellow with sulphur.
This was about 1967 or 1968.
In 1987, I was an inspecting engineer
for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in region 5, upstate NY. I
inspected the same paper mill and I visited Lake Champlain. The south end of the lake was
no longer yellow.
I am very glad to be part of the
dedicated community of people who have done things like cleaning up this beautiful lake.