pollution

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The state of Michigan has fined a Lansing facility for releasing excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide into the air.


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The owner of an oil processing company in Flint is accused of violating the Clean Water Act. 

Robert Massey faces a felony charge for allegedly telling employees to illegally dump contaminants into the city's sewer system.

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New legislation in the state senate would increase the timeframe in which legal action could be taken against polluters in Michigan.

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Michigan State University is launching a new research program to learn more about a toxic family of chemicals known as PFAS.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday ordered Michigan’s environmental agency to review its pollution-inspection procedures after the discovery of a bright green substance along the shoulder of a major interstate in suburban Detroit.

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New research finds that rainwater can be a source of PFAs chemicals.

A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats tainted by dioxins and other hazardous substances from Dow’s manufacturing complex in its headquarters city of Midland.
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday.

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Recent heavy rains have resulted in sewage overflows into the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers.


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Under a new bill in the state senate, fines paid by industry groups who violate environmental regulations would go to the communities most impacted by pollution.


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Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles.

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