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3-Mile Segment Of Kalamazoo River Reopens

A stretch of the Kalamazoo River reopened for public use Wednesday for the first time since a massive oil spill fouled the southern Michigan waterway in July 2010, officials said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012


200 Waste Containers Being Removed From Mill Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says about 200 drums and bins of waste found at the site of a former paper mill in Otsego will be removed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

Dearborn City Hall

Dearborn Gets EPA Sustainability Grant

Dearborn is among just eight communities in America that will receive free neighborhood design consultation in 2012 from Global Green USA with the help of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2012

S.S. Badger (Credit: Flickr/Matthew276)

Federal Panel OKs Historic Designation For Ferry

A federal panel on Wednesday endorsed the designation of a coal-burning Lake Michigan ferryboat as a national historic landmark, a defeat for opponents unhappy with the vessel’s practice of dumping waste ash into the lake.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

S.S. Badger (Credit: Flickr/Matthew276)

Ferry Supporters Seek Coal Ash Dumping Exemption

A provision approved by the U.S. House would allow the nation’s last coal-powered steamship to continue dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan after a grace period ends next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

Oil seeps past a boom on a river. (Getty Images) FILE

Enbridge Submits New Kalamazoo River Spill Cleanup Plan

A pipeline company responsible for last year’s more than 800,000-gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has submitted a new cleanup plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2011

The Great Lakes - A satellite view.  (File Photo)

Great Lakes Harbor Cleanups Planned

The Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson said Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2011

Oil clings to plants along the Kalamazoo River after an oil spill of approximately 840,000 gallons of crude oil July 28, 2010 in Marshall. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Leaked Oil Still Sits On River Bottom, Banks

The Environmental Protection Agency says most of the oil still remaining from a July 2010 pipeline leak in West Michigan sits on the floor of the Kalamazoo River and along about 200 riverbank sites.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2011


Michigan Tech Research Institute Wins EPA Grant to Map Harmful Algal Blooms

The Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor has been named the recipient of a $281,612 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to map the location and extent of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2011


Kalamazoo Life Sciences Firm Gets EPA Contract, Will Add Jobs

KALAMAZOO — CeeTox Inc., a Kalamazoo-based life sciences company, has been awarded a contract with a maximum value of $25.9 million over a year — with four additional one-year options, bringing the total possible award to $129.6 million […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2011