Pennsylvania governor floats plan to attack lead, asbestos in schools-
Initiatives in the $1.1 billion package include money in Gov. Tom Wolf’s upcoming budget proposal and expanding existing grant programs. Smaller amounts could become available for replacing lead lines in public water systems and testing for lead in drinking water in schools..
Pittsburgh’s drinking water passes ‘major milestone’ as lead levels fall below federal threshold-
In results released Friday, a sample of Pittsburgh water contained lead at 10 parts per billion , well below the federal threshold of 15 ppb that would require remedial action.
Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Disposal of coal ash proposal raises concern, chemistry breakthrough improves solar energy, Ohio anti-bailout court case dropped-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.
PFAS water contamination not widespread, Pennsylvania says-
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Thursday that a first round of testing drinking water samples in Pennsylvania for the toxic chemicals known as PFAS does not indicate widespread contamination.
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Climate migration: Could Pittsburgh be a haven for residents leaving other regions?-
Some Great Lakes cities are specifically marketing themselves as a destination for those fleeing climate change. Pittsburgh has been more measured.
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Five Midwestern governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes-
Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year’s presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups.
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Island Life: Where People Live on the Great Lakes-
Great Lakes islands are popular tourist destinations, but they’re also home for thousands of people in Canada and the United…