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Michigan State: Crews to begin dredging Lake Superior harbor-
Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials.00
Plenty of contaminants found at Detroit-area industrial site-
An inspection of an old industrial site in suburban Detroit was triggered by the discovery of a yellow-green substance along a major interstate.
NY tweaks clean water plan as suppliers call for more time-
New York would not issue violations against certain water suppliers who notify the public that they have too-high levels of certain industrial and synthetic chemicals under the latest plan to be proposed by state regulators.
Group claims bias in lawsuit against Ohio water department-
A civil rights group has alleged in a federal lawsuit that Cleveland’s water department discriminates against black customers by shutting off service and placing liens on their property for unpaid bills at a far higher rate than for white customers.
Groups want tougher U.S. Steel fine for Lake Michigan spill-
The leaders of 18 environmental and civic groups have joined a push for U.S. Steel to face tougher penalties over a spill of hazardous substances from a northwestern Indiana plant into Lake Michigan.
Twin Metals Minnesota files formal mine plan with regulators-
Twin Metals Minnesota’s plan for an underground copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota is a project that has drawn fierce opposition because it would sit just upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Spending bill would boost funding for lakes cleanup-
A wide-ranging cleanup of the Great Lakes would receive a funding boost under a spending bill moving toward enactment in Congress.
State orders cleanup of aggregate spill into Detroit River-
Michigan environmental regulators have ordered a company to clean up limestone and other materials that its tenant spilled into the Detroit River last month.
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Company to pay $245M toward cleanup of Kalamazoo River PCBs-
One of the companies responsible for polluting an 80-mile (129-kilometer) stretch of river and floodplains in southwestern Michigan with toxic chemicals will pay at least $245.2 million to advance a cleanup effort that began more than 20 years ago, federal officials said Wednesday.
Coast Guard starts ice-breaking work in western Great Lakes-
Ice-breaking operations were launched in the western Great Lakes, U.S. Coast Guard officials announced Wednesday.