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Study Links Environmental Toxins As Risk Factor For Autism

There’s more evidence environmental pollution might be a risk factor for autism.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

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Mich. Beachgoers Lost 755 Days To Pollution In ’12

A common cause for beach closings is the presence of bacteria from human or animal feces.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2013

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Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications

Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

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US Court Sides With EPA In Michigan Pollution Case

A federal appeals court says government regulators can take action when they fear a power company construction project might significantly increase air pollution, without waiting to see if they were right.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

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Report: Fund For Environmental Cleanup Running Out

A published report says a fund to clean up thousands of sites around Michigan that are contaminated from prior industrial use is running out of money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2013

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Tire-Burning Power Plants Prompt Concerns

Power plants in several Michigan cities are burning millions of tires each year to make electricity. Some who live near the plants, however, have challenged them because of pollution concerns.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2013

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Michigan Ranks 7th Worst State For Toxic Air Pollution From Power Plants

Michigan is the seventh worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2012

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Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats Up

The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

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GVSU Researcher Finds Link Between Stream Pollution, Stocked Fish

A link between pollutant levels in stream-resident fish and stocked Pacific salmon in Lake Michigan has been described by a researcher at Grand Valley State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2012

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Progress Made At 2 Toxic Hot Spots In Michigan

State environmental regulators say cleanup progress has been made at two Michigan sites on a decades-old list of the most heavily polluted locations around the Great Lakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2011

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