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The Otsego Township Dam
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered what’s called a “time-critical removal action” for the area behind the Otsego Township Dam. The failing Kalamazoo River dam is struggling to hold PCBs leftover from old paper mills. The action orders the responsible parties to remove PCBs from behind the dam - even though that part of the river isn’t scheduled to be cleaned up for several years. 

D.C. Cook Nuclear

Officials at D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman may have found what caused a steam pipe to burst in July. The plant was shut down for a week last month after pressure from a faulty steam pipe wore a hole in the wall of the turbine building. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were both in Michigan last week to deliver speeches on their plans for the economy. But they both presented different pictures of the state of things here in Michigan, where the auto industry and manufacturing tanked during the Great Recession. 


Students at Gull Lake Community Schools can expect to see a sheriff’s deputy around their classrooms this school year. On Tuesday the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners approved plans to post the officer to the district.

In Kalamazoo County, nonwhite infants continue to have one of the highest death rates in the state. A task force that has studied the issue says it won’t be solved overnight, but it hopes the number of deaths can be significantly cut by 2020, members told the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Right now infants of color in Kalamazoo County have one of the highest mortality rates in Michigan, about four times the rate for white babies. Wealthy families face an elevated risk as well as impoverished ones.