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Judge OKs Wolverine Worldwide settlement over western Michigan PFAS contamination-
A federal judge on Wednesday approved Wolverine Worldwide’s settlement with the state of Michigan and Plainfield and Algoma townships.00
Some worry if New York’s coming plastic bag ban is enough-
New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution.
Board authorizes Wisconsin DNR to begin drafting water standards for pollutants-
The department has proposed: creating groundwater standards for 16 substances that are currently unregulated, including E. coli bacteria; revising standards for five substances already regulated; and creating limits on PFAS in groundwater and surface water.
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Enbridge: Broken boring pipe in Mackinac Straits is 200 feet long-
Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar length remained. But the leftover pipe actually is 200 feet long, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.
Wisconsin lawmakers approve firefighting foam restrictions-
The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who can sign it into law or veto it.
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Hearing puts Minnesota agency under scrutiny over PolyMet mine permit-
Ramsey County Chief Judge John Guthmann is opening a fact-finding hearing into allegations that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency improperly tried to suppress serious concerns by the federal Environmental Protection Agency about the PolyMet mine’s risks to clean water.
Cleanup of Detroit “green goo” contaminated site expected to cost millions-
According to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, efforts to contain the leak at the Electro-Plating Services Inc. site in Madison Heights has cost at least $200,000 over 24 days.
EPA collects 11K gallons of water from Detroit contaminated site-
High levels of multiple contaminants were found in soil and groundwater at a site in Madison Heights when an inspection was launched after brightly-colored ooze was seen last month seeping through a concrete barrier along Interstate 696.
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Officials extend comment period on Kalamazoo River cleanup-
Federal officials are giving the public more time to comment on a Kalamazoo River cleanup settlement that was announced last month.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump-
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.