Environment

Published March 14, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The township will hold its popular biannual Household Hazardous Waste Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 to collect old and unused items that are unsafe to put in a landfill.

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Published March 12, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES/GROSSE POINTE FARMS — “Let’s get the damn seawall built,” District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, said during a Feb. 19 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, paraphrasing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign catchphrase, “Let’s fix the damn roads.”

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Published March 5, 2019

LANSING — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February that it will respond to “extensive public interest” in the dangers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, with a multifaceted action plan.

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Published March 5, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Back in June of 2018, the treated drinking water that serves two mobile home parks in northern Oakland County tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS.

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Published February 27, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — When you break out your sponges and mops for spring cleaning this year, local recycling experts are encouraging you to go green. According to officials at the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of South Oakland County, there are a few ways to reduce resources while cleaning.

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Published February 26, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The sixth-grade students who attend Parcells Middle School have become experts in Michigan’s ecosystems. The students recently studied a unit on the state’s ecosystems. An ecosystem is a community of all living and nonliving things in a specific geographic area. On Feb. 25, the students shared their findings via a PowerPoint presentation with State Rep. Tenisha Yancey, D-Harper Woods, who visited the school.

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Published February 21, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — A Madison Heights-based company and its owner/president have pleaded guilty in federal court in Detroit to illegally storing hazardous wastes.

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Published February 18, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On Valentine’s Day, the Shelby Township Gardeners Club held a presentation at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center on the care and different types of succulents.

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Published February 8, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison District Public Schools Board of Education is considering ways to ensure that the green space at the former Halfman Elementary remains a park.

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Published February 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — If governmental bodies made New Year’s resolutions, a top one for the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority would be finding a buyer for the GPCRDA’s long-vacant former incinerator parcel at 33701 Lipke Road in Clinton Township.

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Published February 4, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Macomb County residents may recall how a “fatberg” was discovered and was subsequently removed at the Clintondale Pump Station in September 2018. Now, local college professors are studying how to prevent such entities from backing up drains in the future.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Gardeners Club will be bringing back memories of warmer weather ahead of the spring season with a presentation on a trendy and colorful plant that is simple to care for.

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Published February 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — The construction of a new steel natural gas line is quickly approaching for Shelby Township and Utica — as soon as May.

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Published February 1, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Public Works employees at the Chapaton and Martin retention basins prevented more than 30 million gallons of combined sewer overflow from spilling into Lake St. Clair Jan. 24 after rain and snow melt combined to fill the basin.

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Published February 1, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The well-manicured grass turf lawn is a staple of suburban communities — but it’s not the only approach one can take with their yard. In fact, there are alternatives that are better for the ecosystem yet still straightforward to maintain and pleasing to the eye. The Hazel Park Nature Initiative is a new program that seeks to educate the public on these options while working on local ordinances that will enhance the city’s natural landscape.

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Published January 29, 2019

ROYAL OAK — A $2 million settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit against the city of Royal Oak required the city to change how it bills residents for the debt service on the Oakland County Water Resources Commission’s George W. Kuhn Drain.

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Published January 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — A series of water testing is almost complete, according to village officials. The water testing was mandated by the state after it was discovered that one Beverly Hills village home had an abnormally high reading for lead.

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Published January 28, 2019

LANSING — After two record-setting windstorms and at least one death, the Michigan Public Service Commission went to work to review DTE Energy’s response to downed electric lines.

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Published January 18, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Six Rivers Land Conservancy was recently awarded two grants totaling $120,000 from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program for ongoing efforts to address invasive species.

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Published January 17, 2019

Macomb County workers took action Jan. 17 after receiving a tip about oil spilling into the Plumbrook Drain, near 19 Mile Road, west of Ryan Road.

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