Kalamazoo River

PLAINWELL, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a roughly $4.4 million plan to remove contaminated soil from the former Plainwell paper mill site along the Kalamazoo River. The proposed plan would involve removing soil with high levels of arsenic and other contaminants at the 35-acre site and replacing it with clean soil, according to an EPA press release. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean PCBs out of a 3-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. It would remove contaminated soil and sediment from Morrow Dam near Comstock to the city of Plainwell. The EPA would also take more PCBs out of Portage Creek. 

OTSEGO, MI -- The state-owned Otsego dam on the Kalamazoo River got more grant money to help with its eventual demolition and restoration of the river to its natural course. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division was awarded $102,050 to provide further assistance to fund the Otsego Dam removal project in Otsego Township. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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The Sierra Club says a small leak in the Straits of Mackinac should be a "wake up call" about pipeline safety in Michigan and the Great Lakes. 

Various proposals being considered for clean up

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