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  1. The spent nuclear fuel is partly from 15 current or former U.S. nuclear power plants, including four in Michigan, that have generated it over the past 50 years or more. But most of the volume stored along the Great Lakes, more than 50,000 tons, comes from Canadian nuclear facilities, where nuclear power is far more prevalent. Read the full story by The Detroit Free Press. View the full article
  2. Ann Arbor is moving forward with designing a new UV disinfection system for its water treatment plant to remove a microscopic parasite from the city’s drinking water supply. Read the full story by MLive. View the full article
  3. A deepening low pressure system tracking across Ontario into Quebec today will pull a strong cold front through the Great Lakes tonight. The National Weather Service has announced a hazardous weather outlook for portions of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake St Clair. Read the full story by the Port Huron Times Herald. View the full article
  4. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray got a firsthand look at the Ottawa River and western Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay during an hour-long boat tour Thursday in which he vowed to promote cleaner, healthier water policies if elected. Read the full story by The Blade. View the full article
  5. Ocean-going cargo ships known as salties have hauled 25.7 million tons through the St. Lawrence Seaway to ports like the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor from March 29 through Sept. 30. Read the full story by The Northwest Indiana Times. View the full article
  6. The plan from Pioneer, Ohio Mayor Ed Kidston is to extract water from the Michindoh Aquifer that crosses the Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan state boundaries and then sell it to the city of Toledo. Read the full story by WIBC – Indianapolis, IN. View the full article
  7. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) maintains weirs along several rivers that block the fish and allow for the collection of the fish’s eggs and sperm to help more spawn survive. Once the DNR’s egg take needs are met, the agency sells surplus salmon to the public. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo. View the full article
  8. In one of the more dramatic days in Harrisburg in recent memory, lawmakers closed up legislative shop for the year Wednesday voting down a bill seeking financial relief for local communities impacted by PFAS water contamination. Read the full story by The Intelligencer. View the full article
  9. Nearly half of about 300 Michigan fire departments said they have reserves of firefighting foam that has the potential to contaminate groundwater. Read the full story by U.S. News & World Report. View the full article
  10. An engineering firm is recommending the Park District of Highland Park replace an ice-ravaged breakwater at a cost estimated to exceed $1.3 million. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune. View the full article
  11. The grant, awarded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Office of the Great Lakes, will help the county update its master plan with new principles focused on coastal resiliency. Read the full story by the Petoskey News-Review. View the full article
  12. Hamtramck officials issued an advisory to residents after a new round of tests revealed elevated lead levels in the drinking water. Read the full story by WDIV. View the full article
  13. Ault Island resident Cliff Steinburg has been trying to make headway with the governing international board that manages the levels, the International Joint Commission, St. Lawrence River Board, for months and is finally starting to get somewhere. Read the full story by The Leader. View the full article
  14. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur visited Ohio’s Stateler Family Farms, a member of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network, which showcases practices that will reduce and prevent nutrient runoff and improve water quality. Read the full story by the Port Clinton News Herald. View the full article
  15. In Ohio, brewers at Maumee Bay Brewing Company have created a green, fizzy beer with a balance of matcha, kiwi, and non-toxic algae to increase awareness of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie and encourage action. Read the full story by Gizmodo. View the full article
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