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Freshwater Future Weekly: October 11, 2019

Posted on October 12, 2019 by

October 11, 2019 This week: Great Lakes Loses Advocate Lee Botts at age 91 + Solar Energy Lighting Up Detroit Homes + Students Release Lake Sturgeon Fingerlings to Lake Ontario + No Strategy to Test Animals or Alert the Public Regarding Contaminated Milk Great Lakes Loses Advocate Lee Botts  Lee Botts, a true Great Lakes advocate passed away this […]

Freshwater Weekly: October 3, 2019

Posted on October 4, 2019 by

October 3, 2019 This week: Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie + Oil Pipeline Denied Water Certification + Plastics as Part of Our Geology Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie Two municipal drinking water systems in Michigan, Monroe and Frenchtown test results found PFOS at 16 […]

Concerned about safe drinking water? Sign our petition to request action.

Posted on September 26, 2019 by

Our laws have not kept up with drinking water impacts. Lead contamination highlights the breakdowns in how our drinking water is tested and the systemic problems with regulations and our government systems. Harmful algal blooms threaten drinking water safety in several locations. The cost of water continues to increase, placing a much higher burden on […]

Freshwater Weekly: September 19, 2019

Posted on September 24, 2019 by

September 19, 2019 This week:  Menominee Tribal Chair Requests Michigan Governor to Revisit Permits for Risky Mine + Two Mining Permits Suspended in MN Court of Appeals + Cold Water Fish Habitat Decreases as a Result of Climate Change + More Menominee Tribal Chair Requests Michigan Governor to Revisit Permits for Risky Mine Douglas Cox, Tribal […]

Menominee Tribal Chair Editorial–‘The risk is too great’ for proposed mine

Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Published with permission from Douglas Cox, Chairman of the Menominee Tribe Dear Editor, The Menominee Tribe has repeatedly voiced concerns to Michigan environmental regulators about the proposed Back Forty Mine. Aquila Resources, the Canadian mining company behind the mine, has failed to submit the information required to determine the likely impacts of the mine from […]

Freshwater Weekly: September 13th, 2019

Posted on September 13, 2019 by

September 13, 2019 This week:  Bill Introduced to Extend Prosecutions Connected to Flint Water Crisis + Toxicologist’s Tips for Parents Regarding PFAS in Drinking Water + Restoration Investments Generate Economic Benefits Bill Introduced to Extend Prosecutions Connected to Flint Water Crisis A bill was recently introduced in the Michigan House and Senate that would extend […]

Freshwater Weekly: September 6th, 2019

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September 6, 2019 This week:  Five Counties Adopt Resolution to Support Tunnel under Straits + Ohio Chamber Rewriting Ohio Law to Revoke Lake Erie Bill of Rights + Freshwater Future’s Testing Program Identifies Forever Chemical – PFAS – in Drinking Water Near Seneca Lake, New York + Canada and Ontario Teaming up for the Health […]

Freshwater Weekly: August 29th, 2019

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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 […]

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 […]

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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