Kalamazoo River

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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"Ideally, we'd like to see the PCBs removed." But Kalamazoo Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain says neither the city nor the federal government can afford that. 

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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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