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Officials: Michigan paper mill fire officially out

The Menominee Fire Department announced last week that the fire officially is out at the Resolute Forest Products’ recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Menominee, Michigan…

Environmental agencies from both Michigan and Wisconsin were concerned about a spike in PFAS chemicals in the Menominee River because of runoff from the fire—potentially impacting drinking water for the cities of Menominee and Marinette, Michigan… – Click to read more

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At 50, Clean Water Act marks progress to clean up water, but challenges remain

Standing on the banks of the river Tuesday, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the bipartisan law empowered the agency to enforce regulations to make waters safe for swimming, fishing, and drinking…

As the state celebrates the law’s anniversary, Gov. Tony Evers announced a new interactive tool to show where PFAS contamination has been found in the state…

PFAS doesn’t break down easily in the environment, and it’s been linked to kidney and testicular cancers among other serious health issues. The new tool shows around 150 drinking water systems serving nearly 1.7 million people have taken part in voluntary sampling to determine if PFAS is present in drinking water…

The Clean Water Act aimed to achieve “fishable and swimmable” waters by 1983, but Wilkin Gibart said the law fell short of that goal…

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Save the Menominee River

Due to opposition, the mining project has been on hold for more than 20 years, but recently Gold Resources acquired Aquila and has re-proposed the mining project. The company intends on beginning construction of the mine by 2024. The EPA must reject the wetlands permits and continue to preserve the Menominee River for future generations… Click to read more

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Dept. of Natural Resources: 2022 hook And line lake sturgeon season opens Sept. 3

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the inland hook and line season for lake sturgeon will take place Sept. 3 – Sept. 30 on certain waters. Lake sturgeon in these waterbodies remain strong thanks to continued science-based management practices and habitat work. – Click to read more