Wayne State Gets Grant To Cut Toxic Emissions By Power Plants Into Great Lakes

A team of Wayne State University researchers are working on a technology that could quickly and significantly reduce the emission of mercury and other toxic substances by power plants into the Great Lakes basin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2013

Biogenic Reagents

‘Biocarbon’ Plant In Marquette Converts Biomass To Carbon Filters

Biogenic Reagents of Minneapolis Monday announced the completion of construction and the start of production at its new $30 million plant in Marquette.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2012

Toxic metal pollution in a stream. Wikimedia Commons photo

UM-Northwestern Advance In Measuring Toxic Metals Cheaply

A strip of glass covered in hairy nanoparticles can cheaply and conveniently measure mercury, which attacks the nervous system, and other toxic metals in fluids.


Hazmat Crews On Site Of Broken Thermometers

Hazardous materials crews have been called to deal with a box of broken thermometers found in a metal trash bin at a Michigan hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012


Report: Mercury Levels Mostly Down In Great Lakes

A new report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2011


UM: Extreme Space Weather At Mercury Blasts The Planet’s Poles

The solar wind sandblasts the surface of planet Mercury at its poles, according to new data from a University of Michigan instrument on board NASA’s Messenger spacecraft.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011


Ten Best Holiday Car Deals

If you’re in the market for a new car check out this list of the best deals identified by Some of the cars include the 2011 Buick Lucerne, the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 and the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer.


Mercury Found In Troy Home

Troy police say the new owners of the home on E. Square Lake Road near John R found 13 jars of mercury in a crawl space.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2010