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Bridge, November 14, 2017

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Detroit demo blitz linked to rising lead levels in children

(With map) City’s former health leader charges that officials considered health concerns a ‘nuisance,’ and focused solely on tearing down blighted homes fast.

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It’s not just Flint: Michigan lead levels up after long decline

(With new statewide lead map) ‘It’s really unknown why,’ Michigan’s chief medical officer tells Bridge.

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Phil Power: Michigan GOP to invasive species: Welcome to the Great Lakes

The Republican-led Legislature just passed a bill that would make it easier for oceangoing vessels to dump ballast water (along with invasive species) into the Great Lakes. Will Gov. Snyder sign it?

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Commentary: Waste in the water ‒ why Michigan needs a state septic code

Roughly half of Michigan’s rivers and streams exceed safety standards for E. coli bacteria, yet we are the only state without a uniform septic code.

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