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
Megan Owens, (734) 662-6597
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PIRGIM Environmental Advocate
1310 Turner Street, Suite B
Lansing, MI 48906