State awards 13 grants to fight aquatic invasive plants

BY: - October 9, 2019

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Water Resources Division has awarded $12,300 in grants under the Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program. Thirteen grants will be made to lake associations and local governments in 12 counties to reimburse permit fees for the inland lake projects. Work to control invasive species will […]

Workers repairing lead pipes in Flint

Flint water meets state, federal standards for 3rd straight year 

BY: - October 4, 2019

Flint’s water system meets state and federal requirements for the third year in a row, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). In 2018, Michigan adopted the strict rules surrounding lead in drinking water. Michigan’s revised Lead and Copper Rule requires all lead service lines be removed over the next […]

EGLE looking to use drones for emergency management response

BY: - September 6, 2019

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is working to incorporate a different type of responder into the state’s emergency preparedness plans: a radiation-detecting drone system. With three nuclear fission power plants, officials at EGLE are concerned about potential accidents. They believe a drone system could come in handy. Health physicists from […]

Statewide study: 10% of Michigan public water systems have PFAS

BY: - August 19, 2019

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) published the results of the first statewide study of toxic PFAS (or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water last week, after testing more than 1,700 water supplies across the state. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” and are found in food packaging, cookware, firefighting foam and more. […]