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Michigan Environmental Report

July 2011 Online

Vol. 2 Issue 3

When our rivers caught fire

When Lake Erie – or more exactly the Cuyahoga River which flows into Lake Erie – caught fire in 1969, it ignited a firestorm of public outrage over the indiscriminate dumping of sewage and industrial chemicals into the Great Lakes. But the incident was not particularly unusual.
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MEC report: Michigan’s old coal plants costing residents $1.5 billion annually in health care

A Michigan Environmental Council report that drew more than 120 legislators and policymakers to a State Capitol briefing in June shows the state’s oldest coal-fired electricity plants cost Michiganders $1.5 billion annually in health care expenses. “Public Health Impacts of Old Coal-Fired Power Plants in Michigan” examines pollution from small particulate matter – the main component in soot.
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13th Annual Awards Celebration Sponsors

Michigan Environmental Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our 13th Annual Awards Celebration Sponsors
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