Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Legionnaires’ study

Researchers link outbreak to Flint water switch

The sun sets on the Flint Water Plant on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 on Flint's northeast side, after Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five high-profile officials with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the city's water crisis. SHANNON MILLARD

MLive.com

MLive.com

Eighty percent of Legionnaires' cases in Flint between 2014 and 2015 have been linked to the city's drinking water supply switch to the Flint River — and the outbreak may have been more widespread than previously believed, a new study shows. Additionally, those consuming water supplied by the Flint River were seven times more likely to contract the potentially fatal pneumonia-like disease, the research concludes.

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Lawmakers want Asian carp study within a year

Detroit News

Lawmakers in Congress want to set a deadline for the U.S. Army Corps to finish a study on how to upgrade a waterway near Lake Michigan to deter Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A bipartisan group asked the House Appropriations Committee to include in any final spending agreement language ordering the Corps to complete its report by February 2019.

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Database aims to prevent Wisconsin ag runoff

Wisconsin Public Radio

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance has developed a new database to determine the best methods for preventing chemicals, soil and manure from draining into Wisconsin waterways. The database tracks different runoff protections in places near the Plum and Kankapot Creeks.

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