Environment

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4:18 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Allied Paper Cleanup Plan Proposed

Warning sign outside the Allied Paper Superfund site
Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo City officials say they have a new plan for the Allied Paper Landfill Superfund site. It would leave toxic PCB contamination there but contain it in a smaller area.

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7:54 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Protester Guilty for Enbridge Pipe Sit-in

Christopher Wahmhoff was protesting construction of a new Enbridge pipeline
A protester who sat in an Enbridge Inc. pipeline for a day in June 2013 could go to jail after his conviction Tuesday. "If I was getting put away for 50 years it would be worth it to me," Christopher Wahmhoff, 36, of Kalamazoo said after a Calhoun County judge found him guilty of trespassing and resisting police.
7:30 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Conservationists Call for Higher Fines for Illegally Killing Elk

At least six poached elk have been reported during Michigan's firearms deer season
Michigan's largest conservation organization is expected to push for changes in laws that have vast differences in fines for illegally killing elk versus trophy deer. Drew Youngedyke, spokesman for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, says the organization likely will take up the matter by this summer's June convention.
6:27 am
Mon December 15, 2014

State Says Farm's Manure Spraying Did Not Cause Lake Erie Algae

Department of Environmental Quality says practice is allowed under agricultural practices
A citizens environmental group is raising a stink over the large Hudson Dairy farm's manure spraying on vacant croplands, worried nutrients may make their way into nearby streams and western Lake Erie, where a nutrient-fed toxic algae bloom shut down Toledo-area water supplies in August.
6:14 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Next Phase of Cleaning Up Kalamazoo River Superfund Site Won't Start Until 2017

Various proposals being considered for clean up
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Citizens concerned with the cleanup of the Kalamazoo River Superfund site were presented with a host of potential options for removing contaminants from the area during a meeting Thursday night with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials.

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