Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

Great Lakes Oil Pipeline in Violation of Operating Agreement: Groups

"Michigan urged to terminate Line 5 crossing in the Straits of Mackinac."

"Twin, 63-year-old oil pipelines crossing beneath the waters that connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are currently out of compliance with the state agreement that allows their existence, according to a letter and memorandum sent Wednesday by 22 environmental and tribal groups to Michigan’s governor and attorney general.

Source: Circle of Blue, 04/14/2016

"Researchers: Lag In Water Use Slows Flint Recovery"

"Flint residents aren’t using enough water to pull necessary chemical treatments through the city’s system, hindering efforts to get water up to safety standards in a community where residents are afraid to use their taps and loathe to pay for what comes out of them.

Although the past six months have produced improvements, recent testing by Virginia Tech researchers, including expert Marc Edwards, shows contamination still at problem levels.

Source: Detroit Free Press, 04/13/2016

Study: Line 5 Oil Spill Would Foul Large Swaths Of Great Lakes Shore

"More than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of shoreline and 44,000 square kilometers (17,000 square miles) of open water in Lake Huron and Lake Michigan could be at risk if oil spilled from twin 63-year-old underwater pipelines that run below the Straits of Mackinac, according to a study released Thursday by the University of Michigan Water Center and supported by the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center."

Source: Circle of Blue, 04/08/2016

Chicago To Start Testing Water In Homes of Children Poisoned By Lead

"With public officials across the nation under fire for downplaying the health risks posed by lead water pipes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is moving to start testing tap water in the homes of children poisoned by the brain-damaging metal."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/05/2016

Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

"It was a controversial move when Madison, Wis., decided to replace all its lead pipes in 2001. But that decision put the city ahead of the curve — allowing it to avoid the lead water contamination that is plaguing cities like Flint, Mich., now."

Source: NPR, 04/01/2016

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