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Michigan wants lead out of all pipes in 20 years

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed replacing all lead water pipes in Michigan within the next 20 years. “The new rules would require [municipalities] to start removing lead service lines at an average rate of 5 percent per year, which would get us to 100 percent over 20 years,” said Eric Oswald, director of the Michigan DEQ’s Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

Scientist found life voyage on Brig Niagara

Sherri “Sam” Mason’s research in the Great Lakes led to the Microbeads-Free Water Act of 2015.  She is now a globally recognized expert on freshwater plastic pollution and a member of a United Nations working group focused on plastic and microplastics in the world’s marine environment. Read the full story by Go Erie.