A former industrial dock in Kingston, ON is being converted to a temporary deepwater berth for Great Lakes cruise ships. The temporary dock is being surveyed and converted to safely accommodate cruise ships which are expected to resume travel in the spring of 2022. Read the full story by The Kingston Whig-Standard.
Although not as common as the blue-green algae found in the Lake Erie basin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists warn that treatment plants should also be on the look out for “yellow water”, which is a result of hypoxic conditions. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade. Read the full story Tags: Daily…
An oil spill from the U.S. Steel plant in Northwest Indiana forced the closure of nearby Lake Michigan beaches for the second time in less than two weeks. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun-Times. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News, plant, Indiana
PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
By Corey Williams, Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Tons of soil is being removed from a westside Detroit park as part of a storm water retention project to reduce flooding in streets and basements during periods of heavy rainfall.
The project at Rouge Park is expected to capture nearly 100 million gallons of storm water each year, alleviating pressure on the city’s combined sewer system, Detroit Water and Sewerage Deputy Director and Chief Engineer Palencia Mobley said Wednesday.