Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

July 22, 2016

Learning From Flint: Telling the Stories That Need to be Told

You're invited to join a community conversation about important regional and national environmental and health issues, and a potential conference and reporting project. Organized by SEJ with the University of Michigan — Flint.

Toxic Chemicals Along Ohio River: A Danger To Our Drinking Water?

"Arsenic. Lead. Mercury. Sulfuric Acid. At a closed Duke Energy power plant, at least 10 billion pounds of coal ash containing these toxins and more are sitting on the banks of the Ohio River – a source of drinking water for more than 5 million people."

Source: WCPO Cincinnati, 07/06/2016

"Minnesota Prairie Restorers Recruit A Surprising Ally: Cows"

"Records say when the first plows sliced through the great Midwestern prairie, a popping sound rang through the air like a volley of pistol shots. It was the sound of millions of roots snapping against the plow's steel blade."

Source: Minnesota Public Radio, 07/01/2016

Chemicals: Watchdog Plagued By 'Investigative Gap,' Low Morale -- Audit

"The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigated only one out of 27 fatal accidents in the last fiscal year, part of a five-year slide that saw the agency fail to probe more than 90 percent of workplace fatalities, U.S. EPA's inspector general said in a report released yesterday."

Source: Greenwire, 07/01/2016

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