The resolution under consideration would authorize the BLP to decommission the coal-burning plant on Harbor Island by June 2020, on the condition that the municipal utility will by June 2023 be capable of generating a majority of local electricity within the service area.
The Board of Light & Power’s coal-burning plant on Harbor Island is slated to close in less than two years, but the storied past of the island environment presents challenges for future development.
Several residents of Robinson Township received a knock on the door last week, as officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Ottawa County Department of Public Health had come to test their water for PFAS contamination.
Local utility leaning toward small gas plant, wholesale purchasing in absence of Sims.
BLP hosts first of five forums Monday evening; City Council divided on process.
Results of a second sampling for PFAS at Robinson Elementary School, released Wednesday, confirmed levels of contamination above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifetime health advisory limit.
Firefighters often use foam to suffocate any embers still smoldering in house fires and to create a fun area at open-house events, but this Class A foam does not contain the PFAS chemicals.
Robinson Elementary School is the only GHAPS school not connected to the Northwest Ottawa Water System.
ROBINSON TWP. — Parents of Robinson Elementary School students were notified Monday that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has detected high levels of PFAS contaminants above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limit.
Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan is the nation’s leader in responding to PFAS, harmful industrial chemicals regulators are increasingly finding in Michigan waters.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced that the New Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie reached a new milestone Tuesday.
A Michigan Department of Environmental Quality study completed this month found no trace of PFAS chemicals in the Northwest Ottawa Water System.
Community forums are scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at the Grand Haven Community Center. Business forums are set for Nov. 6-7 at the BLP headquarters, 1700 Eaton Drive, Grand Haven.
Total cleanup at the property will take another 5-10 years.
MUSKEGON — The Howling Timbers Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a Howloween Open House from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.