Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Easing concerns

State says it will take over when Flint federal aid ends

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver speaks during a press conference at Flint City Hall on Wednesday August 3, 2016 explaining plans for the commitment to restore the drinking water system for Flint past the August 14 expiration date of the federal emergency declaration.  RYAN GARZA

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

Officials sought to reassure anxious Flint residents that the end of the federal emergency designation on Aug. 14 will not strip the city of funding to pay for water filters and bottled water. Instead, the state of Michigan will bear the full cost of providing supplies for clean water in the city as well as manning eight community stations in Flint to hand out filters and bottled water.

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Energy, water are Wisconsin growth targets

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The move to make water and energy systems more efficient could create business opportunities for two key industry clusters in southeastern Wisconsin. A new market research effort details the market opportunities over the coming decade from changes to energy and water systems.

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Coastal study reveals hidden pollution exchange

The Ohio State University

Ohio State University researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America's coastlines. The study offers the first map of underground drainage systems that connect fresh groundwater and seawater, and pinpoints where drinking water is most vulnerable to saltwater intrusion.

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