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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.

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. 

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.

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. Those results show decreased levels of lead, putting the city just at the federal action level after three years above that level.

Line 5 in Michigan

Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership is 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. 

MI Clean Water Plan

This investment focuses on rebuilding Michigan's infrastructure and provides $500 million worth of funding to help local communities upgrade their drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. 

MI Healthy Climate Plan

This plan builds on progress the state, utilities, and numerous local communities are making toward Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's goal of achieving economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050.

Electro-Plating Services / I-696 Incident

This page summarizes what EGLE knows to date about the seepage of toxic materials onto the shoulder of I-696 interstate in Madison Heights on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Stellantis Facilities (formerly FCA)

Stellantis, also known as FCA or Fiat Chrysler America, operates automotive manufacturing at numerous locations on the east side of Michigan. Not every location makes every part of the car as different machines and expertise is needed to finish the car. This webpage lays out the different locations and provides links and information about each location.

Dock Collapse into Detroit River from Detroit Bulk Storage Site

A portion of the Detroit River shoreline collapsed on Nov. 26, 2019, at the property at 5851 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit, where Detroit Bulk Storage receives, stores, and ships limestone aggregate.

Nestlé Waters North America's Submittal of a Permit Application

Nestlé Waters North America submitted a permit application to the Department in July 2016, in accordance with Section 17 of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended. 

McLouth Steel

EGLE is the lead agency overseeing environmental clean-up activities, also called corrective action, occurring at the 76-acre northern portion of the site owned by Riverview-Trenton Railroad Co. (RTRR).

The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan Operations, Midland Plant Corrective Actions

Air emissions from Dow's incinerators and manufacturing operations in the past contained dioxins and furans which were found in the soil downwind of the plant. Today, Dow has a rotary kiln incinerator that is 99.999 percent efficient in eliminating dioxin and furan emissions.  However, due to past operations, Dow continues to work with EGLE, EPA and the US Fish and Wildlife service to address dioxin contamination in the Midland and downstream floodplain area. 

Dioxin Information

Dioxins are a group of chemically-related compounds that are persistent environmental pollutants. Dioxin contamination is of special concern in the Midland and downstream Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers and Floodplains areas.