Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Flint Temporarily Suspends Sending Out Water Bills"

"Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has suspended water billing temporarily — for about a month — while the city works out how it will apply $30 million from the State of Michigan to help residents who’ve paid for nearly two years for water that’s unsafe to drink."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 03/10/2016

"Emails: Flint Water Warnings Reached Gov's Inner Circle"

"Two top advisers to Gov. Rick Snyder urged switching Flint back to Detroit’s water system in October 2014 after General Motors Co. said the city’s heavily chlorinated river water was rusting engine parts, according to governor’s office emails examined by The Detroit News."

Source: Deseret News, 02/26/2016
March 18, 2016

DEADLINE: IJNR's Detroit Water, Energy & Emissions Workshop

Journalists, apply by Mar 18 for IJNR's two-day workshop (Apr 4 and 5, 2016) which will focus on water quality and infrastructure, impacts of climate change, energy development and environmental justice in the Great Lakes region. $25 fee covers all lodging and meals.

"Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Flint Was Met With Silence"

Michigan officials still say they cannot conclusively link an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease to Flint’s contaminated water supply, partly because sputum cultures were not collected from patients. But the possibility of a link was raised in internal government emails as early as October 2014, and state officials did not inform the public of the outbreak until last month.

Source: NY Times, 02/23/2016

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