Items Tagged with 'water quality'


Engineering firms win key ruling in Flint water lawsuit

November 26, 2019
| By AP
FLINT — A judge has dismissed much of a civil lawsuit filed against engineering companies that were hired by Flint during its disastrous water switch in 2014. Read More

Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge on croplands

October 4, 2019
LAPEER — For more than 20 years, the town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer, while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. Read More

Nonprofit donating water filters to hurricane survivors

September 10, 2019
A local nonprofit that works to improve access to clean water is delivering water filters to survivors of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Ex-governor's phone seized in Flint water probe

June 4, 2019
LANSING — Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials. Read More

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