In 2016, the accepted limit for PFOA – one of several PFAS chemicals – in drinking water was at 70 parts per trillion. Now, the EPA has lowered that number to .004 parts per trillion. This means that PFOA is 75,000 times more toxic than previously thought. Read the full story by WKAR Public Media.
Testing revealed more evidence of groundwater contaminated with dioxane in residential areas in southeast Michigan. This comes just more than a month after officials announced the discovery of the toxic chemical pollution. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that nearly $14 million has been awarded to protect clean water across the state, including a number of projects in the Finger Lakes region. Read the full story by the Finger Lakes Times. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Water levels on lakes Erie and St. Clair remain well above average, leaving vulnerable shoreline areas at risk. Average daily levels on Lake Erie at the beginning of November were around 174.71 m, which is down about 43 cm from last year’s peak daily average record set at the end of May. Read the full…
The Great Lakes, which are receiving an estimated 22 million pounds (10,000 metric tons) of plastic debris annually from the U.S. and Canada are in need of a wide range of innovative solutions to tackle the plastic problem. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
A fledgling initiative created in part by the Chicago-based Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers has attracted nearly $4 billion in sustainability investments for the region in 19 months. Read the full story by The Blade. Read the full story Tags: Daily News