Great Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)

"Ohio EPA Tries To Limit Brine Dumps in Rivers"

"Fast-growing interest in natural-gas drilling could create a flood of cash for Ohio cities eager to treat wastewater used to coax the gas from deep inside Utica and Marcellus shale. But what's good for the cities might be bad for the state. The process could pollute Ohio streams and rivers, environmental officials say."

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 02/14/2011

"Great Lakes Mayors Sound Alarm Over Radioactive Shipment"

"A binational coalition of over 70 mayors from Quebec, Ontario and the eight Great Lake States fear that the proposed maritime shipment of 16 giant radioactive steam generators from Ontario's Bruce Power to Sweden for recycling could release radioactivity into the water in the event of an accident during shipment."

Source: ENS, 12/03/2010

Nestle Bid Prompts Move To Put Michigan's Water Under State Protection

"Michiganders don't have to worry much about having an adequate supply of water. But efforts by Nestlé to bottle water in the state, and the prospect of drier times in a climate-changed future, are leading some residents to try to put Michigan groundwater under permanent protection."

Source: Living on Earth/PRI, 11/16/2010


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