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E-M:/ PIRGIM to Release Report on MI's Illegal Water Polluters



NEWS ADVISORY                                                     For more information contact:

Report Release—Tuesday, March 30                             Kate Madigan at (517) 485-5029

 

FACILITIES ILLEGALLY POLLUTING MICHIGAN’S WATERWAYS

PIRGIM TO RELEASE REPORT DOCUMENTING

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE CLEAN WATER ACT

 

WHAT:           PIRGIM will release a new report documenting facilities in Michigan polluting Michigan’s waterways in violation of their Clean Water Act permits.

 

Using data obtained from U.S. EPA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, PIRGIM looked at major facilities exceeding their Clean Water Act permits in 2002 and the first six months of 2003, assessed the pollutants they are discharging in our waterways and determined the amounts by which these facilities are exceeding permitted pollution levels. 

 

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:         State Capitol, Room 161, Lansing 

 

WHO:             Kate Madigan, PIRGIM Environmental Advocate

 

 

PIRGIM staff available for interviews in other parts of the state

 

 

CONTACTS:     Kate Madigan, (517) 485-5029

kmadigan@pirgim.org

 

Megan Owens, (734) 662-6597

mowens@pirgim.org

 

 

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Kate Madigan

PIRGIM Environmental Advocate

1310 Turner Street, Suite B

Lansing, MI 48906

Tel: 517-485-5029

www.pirgim.org