Toledo raises sewer rates to pay for improvements The Columbus Dispatch (8/28) Toledo, Ohio, residents who suffered through problems with their tap water this month now will see their sewer rates rise to help pay for a $521 million improvement project required by an agreement with the federal government.
Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes Associated Press (8/28) An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan
rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it
didnít cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a
company official said today.
'We don't poison the people, we feed the people' Ionia Sentinel-Standard (8/28) Applying nutrients to farm fields - and farming in general for that matter -
isn't what it used to be. That was the theme of a program presented recently
by the Michigan Agri-Business Association at the Crop Production Services
facility near Woodbury, Mich.
FoodWatch Environmental Defence Canada FoodWatch provides meaningful information and effective tools for making informed decisions about food safety, and act on these decisions to achieve better human and environmental health.
Fox River Watch A project of the Clean Water Action Council of northeastern Wisconsin, this site contains extensive information for the public about PCB contamination of the Fox River and Green Bay, the proposed cleanup, and health effects of exposure to PCBs.
Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The ATSDR research program is designed to investigate and characterize the association between the consumption of contaminated Great Lakes fish and short- and long-term harmful health effects.
Hazardous Substance Release/Health Effects Database Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Hazdat provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from Superfund sites or from emergency events and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.
MESB Reports Michigan Environmental Science Board The MESB investigates issues concerning the environment and human health at the request of the governor's office. Topics include fish advisories, mercury, lead, chlorine and low level radioactive waste.
NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory The NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH) is a multi-disciplinary research center which will focus on understanding the inter-relationships between the Great Lakes ecosystem, water quality and human health.