"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."
Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)
"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."
"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."
"STEPHENSON, Mich. — Michigan officials are weighing the possibility of an open pit mine in the western Upper Peninsula, and Native Americans, residents and environmental groups fear it will pollute water and cultural resources."
"Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public health crisis erupted after residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead."
"FLINT, MI – City officials announced that Flint will follow through with an agreement to connect the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline to Lake Huron."
"Delegates for the governors of the eight Great Lakes states on Tuesday unanimously approved the City of Waukesha's request for a Lake Michigan water supply."
"In the month since Chicago Public Schools started testing water in schools for toxic lead, results have shown elevated levels in more than two dozen buildings with hundreds of schools still to be tested."
"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is urging officials in Michigan to address 'systemic issues' that could prevent Flint from providing clean, safe drinking water to the city’s residents over the long term."
"State officials say the latest round of sampling in Flint provides more evidence that the water quality is improving in the city’s troubled pipeline system."