Environment

6:30 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Researchers Continue Efforts to Slow Emerald Ash Borer

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Ash trees have been devastated in Michigan since Ash Borer arrived in 1990s
Deb McCullough, an MSU entomologist and one of the worlds foremost expert on the emeral ash borer, holds a section of one of the first trees cut down in the search for the ash borer in Michigan.
6:06 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Federal Officials Say Palisades Will Strengthen Safety Culture

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Mediated settlement includes refresher courses and an ombudsman to help raise concerns about safety
Management of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven will take several actions to strengthen its safety culture after a low-level security incident was recently settled through mediation.The plant, owned by Entergy Corp., has been under scrutiny from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a "chilled work environment," though the facility has been improving, according to officials.The incident happened on Christmas Eve 2012 when a person requested leave for the day.
7:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Cleanup of Kalamazoo River Nears End, but Town Changed by Loss of Dam

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State reached agreement with Enbridge Energy to remove dam in Ceresco as part of cleanup from 2010 oil spill
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
CERESCO, MI - Following a massive oil spill near Marshall four years ago, the Kalamazoo River is nearly back to normal, the restoration of its clean water, oil-free banks, natural plants and fish habitat almost complete. Fish, turtles and recreational river users will all return.
Pipeline Safety
8:19 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WSW: Environmental Groups Want Federal Study of Pipeline Safety

One of the largest oil spills in history happened on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Jennifer McKay

When a pipeline ruptured near Marshall in 2010 it spilled hundreds of thousand of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Targets Sites With Underground Tank Leaks

The site of the former Harvard Industries in Albion.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A report on DEQ tank triage and a former foundry site in Albion

Underground tanks get special attention in state and federal environmental law.

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