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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

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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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

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EPA Will Spend $6M Hiring Unemployed For Clean-Up Projects

Congress has appropriated $775 million over the past two years for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a wide-ranging plan to improve the region’s environmental health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2011

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EPA Takes Public Comment On 10 Mile Drain Clean Up Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is ready to share details of a temporary plan to contain and clean up PCB contamination at the 10 Mile drain in St. Clair Shores.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

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Ozone Action Day

Today marks the season’s first Ozone Action Day. Drivers and others are asked to delay activities that contribute to higher levels of pollution amid hot, humid weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2011

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State Of The Air: Improving Though Still Polluted

Michigan residents continue to breathe dangerous levels of air pollution, despite positive nationwide trends toward cleaner air.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2011

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