Energy & The Environment
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PFAS News Roundup: Plasma-blasting PFAS, Wisconsin utilities decline to test, $1M Democrat ad buy
by Ric Mixter on February 27, 2020 at 6:31 pm
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
City of Buffalo lead poisoning plan missing key elements
by GLN Editor on February 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm
By Geoff Kelly, Investigative Post, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network In January, the City of Buffalo launched its long-awaited pilot program to combat lead poisoning. The pilot program is small — much smaller than the problem in Buffalo, which has one of the highest rates of children afflicted with lead poisoning in the nation. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
Wolverine Worldwide will pay $113M over PFAS-polluted drinking water
by The Associated Press on February 26, 2020 at 3:44 pm
By David Eggert, Associated Press Writer LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A footwear maker’s cost to resolve a lawsuit over contaminated drinking water in western Michigan is $113 million, but the company will pay less due to a $55 million payment from chemical giant 3M. The consent decree among Rockford, Michigan-based Wolverine World Wide, the state of Michigan and two Grand Rapids-area townships was approved by a federal judge this week. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.
Grants seek market-based reductions of Great Lakes pollution
by The Associated Press on February 25, 2020 at 4:08 pm
By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal grants totaling more than $1.8 million are being awarded to five organizations for projects that will use market-based approaches to reducing nutrient pollution that helps cause harmful algae blooms in the Great Lakes, officials said Monday. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.