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Freshwater Weekly: January 9th, 2020

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January 9, 2020 This week:  Michigan Accepting Comments on Drinking Water Standard for PFAS Chemicals + Side by Side Comparison of the World’s Greatest Lakes + Steel Rod left in Straits of Mackinac Moves 150 feet due to Currents + Erosion Endangers Goderich, ON Water Treatment Plant + Update on Green Ooze in Detroit Your […]

Michigan PFAS Rules Public Meetings & How to Submit Comments

Posted on January 7, 2020 by

Michigan PFAS Rules Public Meetings Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds are man-made chemicals found in nonstick cookware,  flame- and water-resistant clothing, food wrappers, plumber’s tape, stain prevention products, and even coatings on wires. Unfortunately, now we know PFAS are toxic, harmful to human health, and extremely persistent in the environment. The Michigan Department of Environment, […]

Freshwater Weekly: January 2nd, 2020

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January 2, 2020 This week:  Youth Water Protector, Autumn Peltier Stands Up for Great Lakes + Lake Huron Site in Running for Nuclear Waste Facility + Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Cleveland for Water Shutoffs + Satellite Image Captures Details of Great Lakes Youth Water Protector, Autumn Peltier Stands Up for Great Lakes Sixteen-year-old, […]

Freshwater Weekly: January 2nd, 2020

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December 26, 2019 This week:  Green Liquid Found Oozing onto Detroit Highway + Hundreds Attend PFAS Meeting in Marinette, WI with Attorney General + Earthquakes under Lake Erie + Snow on the Ground Required to Tell these Ojibwe Tales + Photos Capture Power of Great Lakes Waves Cancer-Causing Green Liquid Found Oozing onto Detroit Highway […]

Freshwater Weekly: December 21st, 2019

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December 20, 2019 This week:  Will Slow Action and Politics Result in Asian Carp in the Great Lakes? + Update on Uranium Site Spill in the Detroit River  + New York State Bill to Fund Purchase of Floodplain Properties + Bipartisan US Bill Introduced to Address Emerging Threats to Drinking Water  + It’s Raining and […]

Detroit River Site Collapse Community Response Meeting Calls for Action

Posted on December 20, 2019 by

A community meeting in response to the recent seawall collapse into the Detroit River hosted by Sierra Club and several other environmental activists groups took place December 12th at Cass Commons. During this convening several government officials including Rep. Rashida Tlaib and State Senator Stephanie Chang, as well as a number of environmental activists proposed […]

Freshwater Weekly: December 16th, 2019

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December 13, 2019 This week:  Radioactive Debris Caves into Detroit River + Consultant to City of Flint Failed to Alert Lead Contamination + Chicago Salt Truck Slides into Lake Michigan + $25 Million Available to Restore Kalamazoo River +  Environmental Groups Sue Over Toxic Spill in Little Calumet River Radioactive Debris Caves into Detroit River […]

Statement From Freshwater Future on the Governor’s PFAS Plan

Posted on December 3, 2019 by

Columbus, Ohio – Today Governor Dewine, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ohio Department of Health rolled out their Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) action plan. PFAS is a water repellent chemical that can be found in such items as teflon pans, carpets, food, fire fighting foam and drinking water. It is known as […]

Freshwater Weekly November 25, 2019

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November 22, 2019 This week:  Water Infrastructure Investments Payoff + Wisconsin Proposes PFAS Standards + Boat Noise Damages Fish Hearing + Drinking Water Crisis Topic of New Book +Update from Recent News Water Infrastructure Investments Payoff Investing in water infrastructure, such as piping for drinking water and wastewater, as well as stormwater, has high dividends according […]

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