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Genesee Twp. - The developer of a proposed $195-million steel mill said
Wednesday a decision on whether to build in Genesee County or Ohio still could
come down to money, not a federal civil rights investigation.
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "environmental justice" investigation
of the project might not kill Genesee Township's chances of landing the plant,
if another, separate EPA appeal is resolved quickly, said Robert Bosar, vice
president of engineering at Dunn Industrial Group of Kansas City, Mo.

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of gas stations across Michigan are being shut down and
torn up to meet a Dec. 22 federal deadline for upgrading underground fuel

Whitehall Leather Co. will soon install an unusual cleanup system at its
polluted tannery that will halt the flow of contaminated groundwater into
White Lake.
State officials said the treatment system will protect White Lake from
contaminated groundwater beneath the tannery that is laced with unacceptable
concentrations of the chemicals chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene.
Concentrations of those chemicals in the groundwater are high enough to kill
aquatic organisms, a state official said.

WHITES BEACH - Ernie Kent isn't sure he'll ever ice-fish again - not on the
Lake Huron-fed channel running in front of his home.
The last time he drilled through the ice, the stench of sewage overwhelmed
him, he said.
Dozens of Whites Beach residents like Kent believe their septic systems are
leaking the wastewater into the Saginaw Bay their Arenac County community

The costs of building a new U.S. 31 are in -- right down to the last home,
business and farm field that will be consumed.
Now it's up to Ottawa County residents and government leaders to say whether
the improved road is worth the cost.

Financial and operational glitches aside, Jackson County's first gypsy-moth
spray program was a smash hit with people whose property was sprayed in May.

TAWAS CITY - If deer hunting in the northeastern Lower Peninsula seems a bit
confusing this year, state wildlife biologist Larry Robinson understands.
The state has imposed all sorts of new regulations designed to combat an
outbreak of bovine tuberculosis among white-tailed deer in the region,
according to Robinson, of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Mio.

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