New York State has released cleanup plans for the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna. Construction to advance the cleanup plan is expected to begin in 2022, the state said it will address site-wide contamination and provide public access to Lake Erie for the first time in more than 100 years. Read the full story by WKBW-TV – Buffalo, NY.
A decade ago, a blue-green algae bloom had never been reported on Lake Superior. Now, half a dozen blue-green algae blooms have been reported this summer across Lake Superior, including one that formed recently in Superior. Read and hear the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, summer, Wisconsin
Conservation action for Debra Shore started with the driveway at her suburban Chicago home.
It was asphalt, and she wanted to replace it with gravel to absorb the rain and keep pollutants out of the stormwater drains. But her town administration said no to the permit, though it eventually yielded.
A diesel spill at the site of the new Aurora Medical Center under construction on South Taylor Drive released 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel into the environment, according to preliminary estimates from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Clean up of nearby waterways is expected to take multiple days. Read the full story by Sheboygan Press….
Firefighters and environmental advocates are teaming up to push for the discontinuation of PFAS-containing foam. Read the full story by Capital News Service. Read the full story Tags: News, Daily News
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.