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Chicago officials say crews will install hundreds of yards of barriers along Lake Michigan to guard against flood damage from storms in the fall and winter.
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For decades, sewage sludge from thousands of wastewater treatment plants has been used nationwide as cropland fertilizer. But while the sludge offers farmers a cheap source of fertilizer, there long have been concerns about contaminants in the material — and attention of late has turned to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
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The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has awarded $3.7 million to efforts to restore the Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior. The money is going toward a dredging operation.
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More than 2,000 dump truck loads of sediment are being removed from the Manistique River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which was contaminated with industrial waste during the last century.
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In the month of October, New York homeowners impacted by Lake Ontario flooding can apply for up to $50,000 in aid to repair damage.