Environment

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
7:31 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Upton: No shortcuts in fixing problems at Palisades

Protester's sign outside of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
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Interview with Fred Upton

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant remains offline because of a leak in a safety injection refueling tank. West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton toured the plant on Monday with a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
9:38 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Group says Palisades leak is a symptom of larger problems

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
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Interview with Kevin Kamps

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton and a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will tour the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven on Monday.

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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak

Palisades Nuclear Power PLant
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UPDATE: Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki.

Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven. The Saint Joseph Republican says he wants to get a first-hand look at the problem along with a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission "in the near future".

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WMUK News
1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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Allied Paper Landfill
9:35 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Will the EPA change its mind again?

Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
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Interview with Sarah Hill

A public forum is being held Monday night on PCB contamination at the former Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition is hosting the forum in the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University, it begins at 7:00. 

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