Environment

5:56 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Landfill Taking Radioactive Waste Has History of Violations

Violations have been cited by state and federal regulators
Despite assurances that a Belleville landfill and its partner facility in Van Buren Township that accept radioactive fracking waste are safe, they have been cited for at least 15 violations in the last decade and fined more than $471,000, a Free Press review of state and federal records shows.
7:39 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Ballot Language Approved, But Wolf Hunt Probably Won't Happen This Year

But hunts are likely to resume in future years
LANSING - Opponents of a wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula can claim a small victory in the battle over whether hunters should be allowed to kill the gray wolves. There probably won't be a wolf hunt this year.
6:31 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Lake Michigan Levels at Highest Point Since Late 1990's

Lake could meet or surpass long term averages this fall
Water levels on Lake Michigan continue to climb, with August levels more than a foot above last year."We've had a very wet several months in a row," said Keith Kompoltowicz, Army Corps chief hydrologist, about why levels continue to rise."These are the highest lake levels we've seen since the late 1990s," he said.All the Great Lakes except Ontario are above last year's levels.
6:36 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Detroit Area Landfill Seeks Increase in Radiation Allowance

Application is under consideration with the state Department of Environmental Quality
A hazardous waste landfill near Belleville that has gained the attention of Michigan lawmakers for accepting low-activity radioactive oil and gas fracking waste from other states is seeking approval for a tenfold increase in allowable radiation levels in the materials it receives.
Great Lakes
8:08 am
Thu August 28, 2014

WSW: Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes

File photo
Credit iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

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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