12:38 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Nuclear Regulator Say Broken Piece of Metal Should Have No Impact on Safety

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NRC says plant will be able to operate safely with metal lodged in reactor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - A broken piece of metal from an impeller blade should have no impact on the reactor vessel or fuel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Monday. Palisades returned to service Sunday, after a 55 day outage for refueling and maintenance.
Sandra Steingraber
6:36 am
Tue March 11, 2014

WSW: The Links Between Environment and Health

Sandra Steingraber says ongoing issues like the cleanup of PCB contamination at the Allied Paper Landfill make Kalamazoo a good place to discuss a wide range of environmental issues - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Sandra Steingraber


Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber's most recent book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

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11:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Winter Snow Storm Likely to Boost Great Lakes Water Levels, but Worries Remain

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Forecast shows second year of improving lake levels after hitting record lows on Lakes Michigan and Huron last year
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' six-month forecast for the lakes, released today, has good news for marinas, beach-goers and the shipping industry: The unusually deep, unusually water-heavy snow-pack melting and feeding the lakes is expected to help them continue to rebound from years of record-low water.
7:22 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Dredging Scheduled for Saint Joseph Harbor

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Commercial shipping on the harbor has been hampered in recent years
ST. JOSEPH - The Army Corps of Engineers' allocation of $1.5 million to dredge the St. Joseph River Harbor this year should mean smooth sailing for commercial shippers, officials said.
7:26 am
Wed March 5, 2014

U.S. House Approves Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

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About 32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness
Washington The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands. The legislation already passed the Senate last year. The bill now heads to President Barack Obamas desk for his signature to become law.