Environment

Great Lakes
8:08 am
Thu August 28, 2014

WSW: Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes

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Credit iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

WestSouthwest with Todd Ambs

The Campaign Director of Healing our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says there are many challenges in the Great Lakes, but also great progress. 

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3:02 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

2010 Oil Spill Air Pollution Report Released

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The public has until Oct. 27 to comment on the report.
LANSING, MI - Chemical odors following the July 2010 oil spill into the Kalamazoo River were miserable for the people in the area to experience. But the Michigan Department of Community Health's evaluation of the situation concludes that residents of Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties are not expected to experience long-term harm from breathing chemicals released into the air from the oil spilled into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River.
7:47 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Snyder Appoints Panel to Review Landfill Standards

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Regulations on accepting low-level radioactive waste have tightened in other states
LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday ordered a review of disposal standards for low-radioactivity drilling waste, and a Metro Detroit landfill that accepts the material announced it will voluntarily suspend disposal until the review is complete.
6:07 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Examining Safety at Palisades

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NRC says plant near South Haven operated safely in 2013, and the first half of this year, but problems have not gone away
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades Nuclear Plant experienced a "year of recovery" in 2013, after two problematic years that saw multiple unplanned shutdowns and the plant temporarily reclassified as among the four worst-performing reactors in the country. That's according to Cynthia Pederson, the NRC administrator for Region III, which oversees Palisades.
6:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Bill Would Keep Out of State Fracking Waste Out of Michigan Landfills

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Other states have tightened regulations on the waste its landfills can accept
A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states' dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping low-level radioactive waste materials in Michigan landfills.

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