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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Most facility-specific pages are posted under their respective programs. For example, a property receiving a Brownfield Redevelopment Grant would be listed under the Brownfields page.

While much of our work requires collaboration between EGLE's divisions, some projects stand out either due to significant multi-divisional response, significant public interest, or other factors. These projects are listed on this page.

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Flint Water

Since July 2016, the city of Flint's water system has met state and federal standards for lead in drinking water for 11 consecutive monitoring periods. 

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Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

MPART was established in 2017 to address the threat of PFAS contamination in Michigan, protect public health, and ensure the safety of Michigan’s land, air, and water.

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Benton Harbor Drinking Water Response

The Benton Harbor water system exceeded the federal drinking water action level for lead for three consecutive years until the most recent 6-month compliance sampling period. 

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Line 5 in Michigan

Line 5 Tunnel Project Proposal Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership is currently seeking approval to build a utility tunnel and to replace and relocate the portion of the Line 5 pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

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MI Clean Water Plan

The MI Clean Water Plan includes $500 million worth of funding resources to help local municipalities upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. 

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MI Healthy Climate Plan

The state’s action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward economy-wide carbon neutrality. A key focus of the Plan is on solutions that support communities disproportionately impacted by the changing climate.

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Smiths Creek Landfill

Several violations have been issued to the landfill due to non-compliance with environmental rules and regulations. EGLE staff continues to respond to complaints and concerns filed by residents near the landfill and conduct on-site investigations as well as regular inspections and compliance activities.

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Stellantis Facilities

Stellantis operates automotive manufacturing at numerous locations on the east side of Michigan. Many locations have processes with air emissions and must comply with air quality rules and regulations, have air permits, and have regular inspections by EGLE staff. 

McLouth cleanup site

Former McLouth Steel Corporation

EGLE is the lead agency overseeing environmental clean-up activities, also called corrective action, occurring at the site. The information collected during the first phase of the corrective action will help determine if additional corrective action is needed.


Bear Creek spill

On or about February 7, 2024, chemicals associated with a plating business entered storm sewers that flow into Bear Creek in Warren.

Tribar Hexchrome Release: EGLE Response

On August 1, 2022, EGLE was notified by Tribar that it had released several thousand gallons of a liquid containing 5% hexavalent chromium into the sewer system over the weekend. 

Edenville Dam Failure

On May 19, 2020, the Edenville and Sanford Dams near Midland failed, causing evacuation of thousands of residents and created catastrophic flooding and property losses. The failure was caused by storms which dropped as much as 8 inches of rain over 48 hours in the area.

Electro-Plating Services / I-696 Incident

On December 20, 2019, a bright green liquid seeped onto the shoulder of I-696 in Madison Heights. The liquid was determined to be groundwater contaminated by industrial waste.

Dock Collapse into Detroit River from Detroit Bulk Storage Site

On November 26, 2019, a portion of the Detroit River shoreline collapsed, exposing soils contaminated from historic fill materials and legacy industrial operations.

Nestlé Waters North America's Permit

Nestlé Waters North America submitted a permit application in July 2016; the permit is required if the water is from a new or increased large-quantity withdrawal of more than 200,000 gallons of water per day from the waters of the state.