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Study: Toxic PFAS chemical plume detected in Green Bay-
Toxic chemicals produced by a plant that manufactures firefighting foam has seeped through groundwater to Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.
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Reuse can divert coal ash from landfills, but challenges remain-
Industries rely on “beneficial use” of coal power’s toxic byproduct. Will stepped-up enforcement of federal rules interfere?
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To excavate or not to excavate: With toxic coal ash, that is the question-
North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are proving it is possible for utilities to remove massive quantities of coal ash from ponds where it endangers groundwater, placing it in safer lined landfills. This could be a model for other states, but challenges remain.
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Coal ash contaminating groundwater near Joliet to stay, despite residents’ and activists’ concerns-
Lincoln Stone Quarry holds millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Despite evidence of groundwater contamination, its owner plans to leave the ash in place. But recent signs of federal enforcement may provide a glimmer of hope to residents and environmental groups.
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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.
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DNR restarts effort to set bacteria standards in groundwater-
The state Department of Natural Resources has restarted efforts to set standards for bacteria in groundwater after conservatives on the agency’s policy board killed the attempt in February.
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Searching for help. Where can homeowners get money to fix failing septic systems?-
In Michigan, the state estimates there are more than 330 thousand failing septic tank systems. They could be contaminating lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
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EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds-
Plants in four states will have to close the coal ash ponds months or years ahead of schedule, the EPA said, citing deficiencies with groundwater monitoring, cleanup or other problems.