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In simple terms we think of a cleanup as removal of something that, left unattended, will become a nuisance or a problem. But cleanup of toxic sites, especially in water, is not that simple. Read the full story by GreatLakesNow.
In 2020, the Great Lakes cruising industry took a blow at the beginning of the pandemic when Canada closed its port visits. And while the loss of income forced some of the companies to close for good, the ones that remain already look ahead to next year. Read the full story by WZZM-TV-Grand Rapids, MI.
Clayton, New York-based organization Save the River Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper sent a letter to both the Department of Transportation and Great Lakes Seaway Management Corporation addressing high water levels for the upcoming 2021 season. Read the full story by WWTI-TV – Watertown, NY.
‘No one wants to come to the beach and see broken glass:’ International Coastal Cleanup scheduled this Saturday
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is trying to reduce the amount of plastic debris found in the Great Lakes with annual Adopt-A-Beach events along the coasts of the Great Lakes as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, when people all over the world take time to clean debris from their shores. This year’s events are on Saturday. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate.
Michigan Governor Whitmer says September 21-27 is Pollution Prevention Week. Whitmer says this time is used to reaffirm Michiganders’ commitments to protecting the state’s environment and natural resources. Read the full story by WEYI-TV- Saginaw, MI.
The company that owns the Palisades nuclear plant in Covert, Michigan is asking federal officials to approve its plan to fix “indications of cracking” on components used to generate power at the plant. Read the full story by MLive.
Mentor-on-the-Lake leaders approve Shoreline Special Improvement District measure to aid with erosion projects
City Council recently passed a resolution approving a petition for the creation of a Shoreline Special Improvement District and for the levy of special assessments for shoreline improvement projects in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Read the full story by the News-Herald.
While several bans and policies have offered some protection, the same chemicals threatening birds 60 years ago continue to accumulate in their bodies—and new chemical threats are adding to their toxic burdens, according to two new studies. Read the full story by Environmental Health News.
It will cost nearly $31 million to repair and fortify the City of Hamilton, Ontario’s waterfront trails against rising lake levels, and the city will start by spending $17 million on part of the Hamilton Harbour shoreline. Read the full story by CBC News.
The Ohio State University will receive $74,600 in funding from the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program. These funds will be used to incentivize collaborator participation and rent equipment needed to compost solid manure in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. Read the full story by the Sentinel-Tribune.