Algae Blooms in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay is now monitored from space.
Four major environmental problems in Michigan affect both residents and businesses with the impact that affects the quality of life and economy of the state.
Energy generation from waste (waste-to-energy plants) has become a common practice recently; the topic, however, always sparks a lot of controversies.
The EPA and the State of Michigan designated the entire region as a potential environmental disaster. The deterioration and pollution were so bad that the label of “Area of Concern” was slapped on the Saginaw Bay in 1987 and has not been lifted for 30 years. We examine what has happened in that time.
2017 marks 30 years since Michigan’s Saginaw Bay was deemed an Area of Concern. Outdated and failing septic tanks, overflow from Bay City and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations CAFOs. Experts confirmed local suspicions of what exactly is in the muck that has been appearing on beaches.