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MDHHS Warns: Huron River and Several Lakes Have PFAS Contamination

July 2nd 2020

PFAS do not move easily through the skin, but to best protect your health, MDHHS recommends everyone avoid Huron River foam and if you get it on you rinse it off as soon as possible.

MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes

April 2nd 2018

  MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2018) Lansing, MI – In response to the Flint water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is revising the lead and copper rule that determines the levels of permissible contamination.  The rule, which has not […]

Volunteer for Rouge Rescue Cleanup Day, Various Locations, May 19

April 1st 2018

Volunteer for Rouge Rescue Cleanup Day, Various Locations, May 19 Farmington Hills, Southfield, Novi, Northville, MI – Each spring Friends of the Rouge, in partnership with Rouge communities, brings volunteers together from across the watershed to work toward the common goal of improving the Rouge River for generations to come. This annual river clean up […]

Businesses in Franklin Asked to Close Pending More Air Quality Tests

March 3rd 2018

Businesses in Franklin Asked to Close Pending More Air Quality Tests (Oakland County Healthy Division, March 3, 2018) Franklin, MI – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notified Oakland County Health Division yesterday afternoon of a vapor intrusion involving the chemicals Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in the Franklin Village Plaza at 32716-32744 […]

Coal Tar Pavement Sealant Bans Discussed at Stormwater Summit

November 5th 2017

Coal Tar Pavement Sealant Bans Discussed at Stormwater Summit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 5, 2017) Southfield, MI – In Oakland County only two municipalities ban coal-tar based pavement sealants – Wolverine Lake and West Bloomfield Township. Eric Diesing of the Clinton River Watershed Council and Rebecca Esselman of Huron River Watershed Council hope to change […]

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely

June 1st 2016

Massive Annual Effort Keeps Rouge River Clean and Flowing Nicely (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 1, 2016) Southfield, MI – The Rouge River has come a long way since organized community cleanups began 46 years ago.  Cyndi Ross was one of about 300 people who came out to the annual Friends of the Rouge clean up […]

Hazardous Material Found in Clinton River, Pontiac to Rochester Hills

June 2nd 2015

Hazardous Material Found in Clinton River from Pontiac to Rochester Hills (Auburn Hills Fire Dept., June 2, 2015) The Auburn Hills Fire Dept. is assisting with the investigation of a hazardous materials spill in the Clinton River. At 3:04pm June 1, fire units responded to the Clinton River in the area of auburn Ct. and […]

Clean Energy Rally Rocked 9 & Woodward

November 13th 2012

“Fracking looms on our horizon. Each “frack” of each well needs up to 5 MILLION gallons of water. Wonder where that water will have to come from? Look at your favorite Great Lake, your beloved rivers and trout streams, off the end of your cottage’s dock.”