Author: Alexis Smith

Freshwater Weekly: August 29th, 2019

Posted on August 30, 2019 by

August 29th, 2019 This week:  Johnson Controls Allocates $140 Million for PFAS Clean-Up + Lake Erie Flooding in the Chatham-Kent, Ontario Area + Five Tribes Consider Legal Options to Decommission Line 5 Johnson Controls Allocates $140 Million for PFAS Clean-Up Clean-up funds to address the pollution of groundwater from fire fighting foamsby Tyco Fire Products […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 23rd, 2019

Posted on August 23, 2019 by

August 23, 2019 This week:  Cyanide from Steel Plant Kills 3,000 Fish + Why More is Needed for Water Security + Water Shutoffs Escalate in Detroit + More Cyanide from Steel Plant Kills 3,000 Fish Indiana Dunes National Park closed two of its beaches due to unsafe levels of cyanide and ammonia-nitrogen discharged from Arcelor […]

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City must stay ahead of drinking water crisis

Posted on August 20, 2019 by

Author, Dominga Grace is a resident of West Toledo and a University of Toledo public health student. Dominga participated in a Youth Water Summit this past June sponsored by Junction Coalition and Freshwater Future.   The water crisis was a result of a toxic algal bloom bearing down on Toledo’s drinking water intake pipe. It […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 15th, 2019

Posted on August 16, 2019 by

August 15th, 2019 This week: Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp + Swim Safe in Ohio + Homes with Toxic PFAS to be Hooked Up to City Water Supply + More Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp  Bighead carp and silver carp (the species that jumps out […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 9th, 2019

Posted on August 7, 2019 by

August 9th, 2019 This week: Environmental Injustice Documented in Michigan’s Cities + Scientists Sample 200 Locations to Document Algal Bloom in Lake Erie + Over 400 Military Bases Have Toxic Contamination from Firefighting Foams Environmental Injustice Documented in Michigan’s Cities Michigan’s cities are some of the most environmentally unjust in the country according to a recent […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 2nd, 2019

Posted on August 2, 2019 by

This week:  Ohio Backslides with New Energy Law + How to Keep Safe as Lake Erie Toxic Algal Bloom Expands + Toxic Chemical Found in Bottled Water Supply + 103-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Superior    Ohio Backslides with New Energy Law Last week, Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine signed into law an energy bill that pushes Ohio […]

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Mashkiiziibi (Bad River) Band files suit against Enbridge

Posted on July 31, 2019 by

Mashkiiziibi (Bad River) Band files suit against Enbridge The Bad River (Mashkiiziibi) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed suit against Enbridge on July 23 in an effort to have the 66-year old Line 5 pipeline that crosses their reservation decommissioned and removed.  Owned by the Canadian Corporation, Enbridge, Line 5 also traverses the Straits of Mackinac–the […]

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Lake Erie – On the Topic of Algae Bloom

Posted on July 19, 2019 by

Press release: Environmental groups call for urgent action to protect Lake Erie following NOAA algae bloom forecast Environmental deference, Canadian Freshwater alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada. For immediate release: July 11, 2019 Toronto, Ont. – Environmental groups are calling the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) forecast of a significant algae bloom for Lake […]

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Freshwater Future’s Jill Ryan on Chicago’s Worldview Radio Show

Posted on July 11, 2019 by

Five Years After the Start of the Water Crisis Photo credit: Jean Balzan Today, the Worldview Chicago radio show, which is on a bus tour through the Great Lakes region, visited the Flint Development Center in Flint, Michigan. They covered a story in regards to Flint’s Water Crisis. Their topic was specifically on Flint residents […]

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Freshwater Weekly, July 9, 2019

Posted on July 10, 2019 by

Photo by Mihály Köles on Unsplash   July 9th, 2019 This week: Algal Blooms in Lake Erie Off to an Early Start  The annual harmful algal bloom in Sandusky Bay is bigger than in years past and began earlier, says a Bowling Green State University scientist who’s been studying the bloom for years. Click here to learn more. Great […]

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