Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Iron Range Mine Could Pollute Water for Up To 500 Years"

"A proposed copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota would generate water pollution for up to 500 years and require billions of dollars in long-term cleanup costs, state regulators have concluded as they near a key stage in the project’s review."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/09/2013

Residents Want Answers from Wisc. Officicals on Frac Sand Plants

"NEW AUBURN, Wisc. --  Frances Sayles is cleaning her counters and vacuuming her home more often in an attempt to keep a never-ending stream of sand at bay. But it is not just the cleaning that concerns her. She also worries about her health."

"Mine May Open Next Year as Last-Chance Appeal Languishes"

"As a tribe awaits resolution of a last-chance appeal to stop mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, an international company is moving closer to production. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has challenged a state permit that allows sulfide mining to extract copper and nickel on public lands in the Upper Peninsula."

Source: EHN, 10/07/2013

Kalamazoo River: "Public Health Report on 2010 Oil Spill Released"

"MARSHALL, Mich. -- People who canoe on, or wade or swim in, the Kalamazoo River near Marshall in southwestern Michigan are not expected to suffer any long-term harm from chemicals left in the water when an oil pipeline burst in 2010, according to a state report."

Source: AP, 10/01/2013

Indiana OKs BP Wastewater Permit Requiring Major Mercury Reductions

"WHITING -- The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued its final ruling on a permit application for BP's Whiting Refinery, requiring the company to cut its mercury releases into Lake Michigan by more than half."

Source: NW Indiana Times, 09/26/2013


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