Restoring water service to seven southeast Michigan communities affected by an August 13 water main break will take even longer than initially estimated, officials for the Great Lakes Water Authority said. They attribute the delay to needing to send a piece of pipe back to its manufacturer because it didn’t meet specifications. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
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The 2022 commercial shipping season is underway after the opening of the Soo Locks at midnight March 25th. The Edgar B. Speer was the first freighter through the Poe Lock in Sault Ste. Marie and was presented with a plaque to the ship’s captain and hat to each crew member. Read the full story by…
The Army Corps and the city of Chicago, Illinois are advancing a plan to expand a so-called confined disposal facility, which is next to Calumet Park on the Southeast Side. That would delay a potential conversion to parkland for at least another two decades. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times. Read the…
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A paper mill in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has agreed to pay nearly $250,000 to settle an investigation of a fish kill in the Escanaba River, state regulators said.
A “catastrophic pipe failure” at the Verso Corp. site in Escanaba resulted in a discharge of partially treated wastewater in August 2020, regulators said.