Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pollution solution

New law gives Ohio more power to protect Lake Erie


The Blade

As another season of algal blooms approaches, Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed into law Ohio’s latest effort to fight pollution and dumping that endanger Lake Erie water quality. The law will take effect in early October, after the new bloom season has largely run its course. Senate Bill 2 requires the state to establish rules for the safe reuse of sediment dredged from harbors and river mouths other than dumping it into the open waters of the lake’s western basin.


$15M will help Flint families exposed to lead


Children who were exposed to lead during the Flint water crisis are getting $15 million to assess their needs, connect with services and reduce developmental delays in the funding recently announced from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act and the Public Health Service Act.


Minnesota plans town hall water quality meetings

Star Tribune

Some of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top staff members will be traveling the state this summer and fall, listening to concerns about water quality and talking about the governor's goal of improving the state's water quality 25 percent by 2025. The town hall meetings aim to give communities a chance to share their concerns and learn from experts, according to a news release from Dayton's office.