Stories tagged: "water pollution"


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‘Joe Biden Needs to Know’: A Community Hero’s Goal to Save a Small Town From Lead

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA - May 30, 2020: Exterior of Enbridge Inc. oil pump station at the Straits of Mackinaw. The company transports nearly two thirds of Canada's crude oil exports to the US.
The Enbridge Dilemma: Environmental Groups Aghast at $500M for Great Lakes Oil Tunnel

Brighton resident Mike Wilczynski is concerned about the multi-million tunnel design plan that he says “lacks” in detail.

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would protect Michigan jobs, supporters said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, while opponents described the project as an environmental risk that would contribute to global warming. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
The Line 5 Problem: 70 Years Old and a Ticking Time Bomb

Beth Wallace fights to protect the Great Lakes. She sees no way to respond if there was an oil spill from the Michigan pipeline carrying 540,000 barrels of crude oil each day.

A pipeline easement is about 60 feet north of Ronald Kardos' front porch.
‘I Can See the Devastation’: Michigander Living Near Infamous Oil Pipeline Is Furious

Fenton resident Ronald Kardos shows concern over the pipeline project and impact it could have in Great Lakes State.

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a lead pipe is shown after being replaced by a copper water supply line to a home in Flint, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan with actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Inside Michigan’s New $500M Water Upgrade Plan

Chemical pollutants and infrastructure upgrades are part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s multimillion water plan.

Sandy Wynn-Stelt unexpectedly and suddenly lost her husband to cancer in 2016. A year later, officials told her that her home's drinking water had some of the highest levels of PFAS in the country. (Photo provided by Sandy Wynn-Stelt)
‘No Amount of Money Can Bring my Husband Back:’ Michigan Woman to Big Business Polluters

Sandy Wynn-Stelt bought her dream home in a picturesque Michigan town. She was shocked to learn of a deadly water contaminant she’d never heard of: PFAS.

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Michigan Is Going After Companies That Produced Toxic Chemicals Found in the State’s Water

A lawsuit filed last week aims to recoup past and future cleanup costs associated with PFAS contamination, which affects 1.9 million Michiganders.