Holtec International, the owner of Palisades Power Plant in Covert Township, Michigan, has submitted paperwork to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking authorization to bring the shuttered nuclear plant back into production, which would be a first for the country. Read the full story by The Detroit News.
Every year, the Corps of Engineers uses the winter period to perform maintenance to keep the Soo Locks operating. This year, the Soo Locks will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Negaunee, MI. Read the full story
Clean Water and Air, LLC, filed a complaint accusing Tofte Wastwater Treatment Association (aka Bluefin Bay) of past and ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including the continued pollution of Lake Superior with “mercury, fecal matter, coliform, and suspended solids.”. Read the full story by Law Street Media. Read the full story
There is a kind of migration is starting to happen where residents, exhausted and weary from the risks of forest fires, floods and other hazards, elect to move to a different part of the country. Read the full story by Global News. Read the full story
More than 1,000 Christmas trees were loaded onto the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to be taken from northern Michigan and donated to families in need in Chicago. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI. Read the full story
The committee working on an overhaul of the plan that governs water-level management in Lake Ontario has developed a computer model that may predict the impact of higher water on lakefront property. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. Read the full story
Oaktree Capital Management LP and American Industrial Partners are exploring a sale of the Great Lakes marine transportation company Rand Logistics, which could fetch more than $1 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Read the full story by Bloomberg. Read the full story