Environment

1:53 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Enbridge could continue dredging through winter

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Company and Comstock Township are in preliminary discussions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge may not be suspending its dredging operations on the Kalamazoo River until spring after all. Both an Enbridge spokesman and Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis confirmed Friday that the two sides are in preliminary discussions to allow the oil company to continue its dredging of Morrow Lake throughout the winter.
6:51 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Enbridge suspends dredging at River Oaks Park

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Enbridge says operations will resume in spring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has suspended its dredging operations at Morrow Lake until spring, a company spokesman said Thursday. Jason Manshum, senior advisor of community relations for Enbridge, said Enbridge ceased all of its dredging operations along the Kalamazoo River on Dec. 10.
7:23 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Battle Creek pushes sustainability

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City is working toward a goal of using 15% renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2015
Who knew sewage and trash handling could be so innovative? Battle Creek officials made a $5 million commitment earlier this year that was the first of its kind: inventive equipment, made by a local company, would be purchased and operated by the city to treat municipal sewage sludge and transform it into a marketable fuel source.
12:21 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Enbridge begins dredging work with EPA approval pending

Lead in text: 
Company does not expect to be penalized for beginning work early
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has started dredging at River Oaks County Park as timeline and weather concerns have caused it to move forward without the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's official approval.
WMUK News
2:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

What really happens after the toilet flushes?

The control room at Kalamazoo's Wastewater Reclamation Plant
Credit Nancy Camden / WMUK

When the City of Kalamazoo built its first wastewater treatment plant to handle the raw sewage that had previously been dumped directly into the Kalamazoo River, it used the simple process of allowing solid material settle to the bottom of collection tanks. But with residents and businesses using more chemicals these days, the process needed to clean up sewage water is much more complex. It is admittedly not something most people think about, or want to. But it is necessary to prevent pollution. 

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