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Dioxin Clean Up in Saginaw Bay Watershed

45 Years of Dow Chemical Dioxin Clean Up Dow DuPont is preparing to clean up the last section of the Tittabawassee River in mid-Michigan that has been contaminated with dioxin from past operation of a Dow Chemical plant in Midland Michigan. Dioxin pollution extends across the lower 24 miles of...

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Foreign Companies Are Stealing Great Lakes Water

Nestle, a company based in Switzerland,  can already suck and export up to 250 gallons a minute from a well in Evart, Michigan. Now it wants a new permit that would allow the company to pump 400 gallons of water each minute of the day.

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Nestle Takes Millions of Gallons of Michigan’s Water for $200

Michigan residents have only a few more days to express their views on letting Nestle, a foreign company, to expand its capability of pumping millions of gallons of pure water from Michigan’s aquifer for a mere $200. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has a public comment period regarding...

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Is Water a God-given Right?

Most people think access to water is a God-given right, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. History is filled with legal precedents trying to resolve basic water rights; essentially sorting out the “haves versus the have nots”. Even today, in water-scarce areas like South Africa and the Middle...

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