Environment

7:15 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Commission to Consider More Money for Adovacating Clean up of Allied Paper Landfill

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A proposal for the site is likely before the end of this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners will be asked tonight to allocate another $160,000 in the city's fight to clean up contaminated soil on the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood. The request would bring the city's allocation toward lobbying and advocacy for removal of the toxic soil up to $360,000.
Environment
11:19 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Polluted Davis Creek To Be Restored

Davis Creek at I-94 Business Loop
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

According to the Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner, Davis Creek is one of the most polluted tributaries to the Kalamazoo River.

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2:56 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Allegan Anti-Fracking Lawsuit Dismissed

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The ruling says the suit is premature since oil and gas companies have not announced plans to drill in the area.
ALLEGAN, MI - An Allegan County judge has upheld the state's right to auction off oil and gas leases on land in the Allegan State Game Area, throwing out a challenge by an anti-fracking group.
5:07 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Great Lakes Water Levels Rise as Snow Melts

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Lakes are at or nearing their long-term averages
Great Lakes water levels are definitely rising due to the ample snow melt in the last two months. The top pictures were taken at a location where it is easy to see the change. The shoreline at the Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse in Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan drops off very slowly.
11:37 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oil Leak Found At Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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About 70 gallons of oil was released, officials say there is no path for water to get to Lake Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - An oil leak was discovered at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Thursday evening. The spilled oil does not have a path to reach Lake Michigan or any other surface water, according to an incident report. "The oil released to the ground was approximately 70 gallons, which is greater than the reporting requirements," the report read.

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