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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is restructuring the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.


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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expanding testing for toxic chemicals.

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The southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor's water system is under a state advisory after higher-than-acceptable levels of lead were found in drinking water.

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The head of a team leading Michigan's response to contamination in water from toxic industrial chemicals has urged the federal government to set stronger standards.

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Governor Rick Snyder is urging lawmakers to approve his proposals for cleaning up the environment and improving Michigan’s water infrastructure.

 

 


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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


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Two suburban Detroit schools have been temporarily closed after a science experiment found high levels of mercury in a water sample.

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Testing of private drinking wells near a western Michigan airport has found chemical contaminants after a report identified the airport's extensive use of toxic firefighting foam.

President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways, as the U.S. House decided Thursday to keep funding at current levels — and in some cases, boost it.

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Flood insurance is mandatory for people who live in well-established floodplains.  For decades, the federal government has helped homeowners make those payments.   But that’s changing.

 


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