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Opposition to CAFOs Mounts Across the Nation-
Toxic manure discharges from large livestock operations is a major source of water pollution.
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Drinking Water News Roundup: Report urges Michigan water-affordability strategy, $191 million to target Minnesota water and infrastructure projects-
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
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US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio-
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for polio in sewage for at least four months.
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Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit-
The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine.
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EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash-
At least five other plants, most in the Midwest, face similar action by the EPA under a crackdown proposed in January.
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Uncertainty for Michigan rivers, residents as Consumers reconsiders its 13 dams-
The dams are expensive to maintain and are harmful to rivers and fish. But their reservoirs bring visitors that help support small communities.
5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires’ disease-
Five people died of Legionnaires’ disease at a nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread.