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$2.5 million to fight water pollution in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair counties

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Supporters say a $2.5-million state program -- funded by unclaimed bottle-deposit money -- will establish the most comprehensive pollution check ever for Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River watershed and the St. Clair River.

State and environmental officials said Monday the plan is the first in the country to search for the sources of all types of pollution across governmental boundaries. The program, which will be funded over three years, will cover Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties.

The plan could become a model for water monitoring projects nationwide, said Steve Gold, deputy health officer for the Macomb County Health Department, one of the agencies receiving funds.    more...

 



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