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Powerful Industry’s Torrent of Manure Overwhelms State Regulators-
Cause of Michigan’s worst water pollution is too much waste spread on too little land.10
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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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In the Finger Lakes, a bitcoin mining plant billed as ‘green’ has a dirty coal ash problem-
Residents want regulators to force the bitcoin miner that took over an old coal plant to clean up coal ash contaminating water.
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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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Cracking down on coal ash: Tough talk and tough choices-
The EPA says it is getting serious about enforcing federal coal ash rules. But massive challenges remain, from recalcitrant state regulators to environmental justice conundrums to ballooning costs for ratepayers.
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Can shipping on the Great Lakes take the next step toward transporting high-value container cargo?-
In this Q&A, Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley talks Great Lakes shipping economy, ice breakers, the Soo Locks and more.
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Industries and public water supplies top list of main consumers of Great Lakes water-
Michigan is the current top consumer of Great Lakes water, followed by Ontario, Indiana, New York and then Quebec.
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Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm-
Rye Development, a Boston-based hydropower company, is retrofitting the dams with turbines to generate electricity and says the upgraded structures will limit damage to the rivers’ water quality and fish.
Illinois sues owner of plant where fire prompted evacuations-
Illinois prosecutors said the company should be held accountable for air and water pollution and hazards that still exist.