Items Tagged with 'water quality'


State releases results of water tests for PFAS chemicals

February 26, 2019
LANSING — More than 60 drinking water systems in Michigan sampled last year had measurable levels of a class of long-lasting and highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and a variety of other illnesses, according to state officials. Read More

Nonprofit hosting Women, Community & the Environment Series

February 18, 2019
A local environmental group is planning a three-day event this week to educate the community about clean water issues. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide suing 3M for damages

December 19, 2018
Wolverine Worldwide has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking damages from 3M for allegedly “concealing information” about Scotchgard and causing environmental harm. Read More

Wolverine halts water settlement talks

Manufacturer will not pay to extend Plainfield’s municipal water to PFAS-contaminated areas unless 3M shares cost.

December 14, 2018
After nine months, Wolverine Worldwide has ended settlement negotiations with two local townships over paying costs associated with PFAS contamination from Wolverine’s alleged waste disposal practices. Read More

Communities suing state over water rules

December 14, 2018
DETROIT — Local governments and utilities are suing the state over its implementation of the nation's toughest drinking water rules for lead, saying they support strong action against public exposure to the toxin but find the new rules arbitrary and too costly for the communities left to foot the bill for the work to be done. Read More

Michigan's medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

December 10, 2018
LANSING — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation over the Flint water crisis, a judge has ruled, making Dr. Eden Wells the second member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Cabinet to go before a jury. Read More

State health chief fights manslaughter charges

September 17, 2018
| By AP
FLINT — The head of Michigan's health department is trying to overturn a decision that sends him to trial for two deaths in the Flint water crisis. Read More

Kalamazoo providing water to Parchment

August 7, 2018
| By AP
An agreement has been finalized so Parchment residents dealing with chemical contamination in their water will get clean water. Read More

Two communities told to stop drinking the water

July 27, 2018
| By AP
Two communities in the region are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must immediately stop drinking or cooking with that water. Read More

Ford airport reports first results of groundwater testing

June 21, 2018
The initial results of groundwater testing are in at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More