Department of Environmental Quality

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The state Legislature is back this week and Democrats want to see action on protecting people from chemicals in groundwater. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

Officials say chemical contamination in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula has missed an elementary school's drinking water well.

Japanese stiltgrass

State agencies in Michigan are inviting requests for funding of projects intended to prevent and control invasive species.

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved a permit for Nestle to pump a higher volume of water out of its well in West Michigan.  

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

A broken sewer line under a northwest Michigan bay has been replaced after spewing more than a million gallons of raw sewage over nearly seven weeks.

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Legislation to weaken the state Department of Environmental Quality has ensnared Lansing in a spat over the agency's usefulness, with one side insisting it tramples over ordinary citizens and the other saying it's too lax.

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Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit.

Landfill Plan Along Great Lakes Sparks Fear of Pollution

Mar 11, 2018
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In northern Michigan, people who live near a landfill have been dealing with contaminated drinking water for decades. A new plan for the landfill makes them even more concerned.  

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Officials plan to divide $25,000 into small grants to support local river, stream and creek cleanups in Michigan.

City of Flint water tower
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A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general's office.

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A lawsuit alleges that General Motors has contaminated water near a Michigan testing facility since the 1980s and has attempted to cover it up.

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Gov. Rick Snyder is moving Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes from the state Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural Resources. 

Flint water
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Federal regulators say Michigan should increase funding and staffing of its Department of Environmental Quality and take other steps to ensure its drinking water is safe.

State environmental regulators will take public comments on a plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sites near the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. 

Livingston County

Michigan environmental officials are citing a pipeline company for releasing gasoline into a wetland near Pinckney.