Environment

1:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Clean-up to End This Year

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Dredging to end this summer while riverbank restoration continues into the fall.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- This is the last summer the Kalamazoo River will be the scene of heavy dredging activity, as Enbridge Inc. cleans up the mess from a pipeline leak that sent an estimated 800,000 gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the river.
6:06 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Holland Plans to Bring Down Hundreds of Dead and Dying Ash Trees

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Emerald Ash Borer was discovered a few years ago in city
When the work is all done, more than 1,200 ash trees will be removed - and that's just within the city of Holland.On Tuesday, an active ash tree removal program will begin along 32nd Street. On one block alone, between College and Central avenues, there are 14 trees that have to come down.
7:09 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Former Security Guards Criticize Work Environment at Palisades

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission official says issue of security department is "problematic"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Chris Mikusko worked for 28 years in the security department at Palisades Nuclear Plant before being let go in 2013. Mikusko was one of two fired security supervisors whose terminations were highlighted in a finding of a "chilled work environment" in that department.
6:28 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Michigan at Risk of Losing Money for Beach Testing

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Department of Environmental Quality officials are critical of the new federal standards
Michigan could lose $266,000 this year in federal grant money that allows it to test waters at area beaches, because it hasnt adopted a tougher pollution standard that many claim will lead to unnecessary closings.
1:23 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Storm Produces Rare "Inland Tidal Wave" on Gun Lake

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Storm caused water to rise dramatically on one end of lake
A severe thunderstorm Wednesday produced a seiche on Gun Lake, between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A seiche is essentially similar to a tsunami, but on an inland lake, and much less devastating. A seiche forms when a sustained severe wind from one direction pushes more water on a lake to the other side of the lake.

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