gelman sciences http://michiganradio.org en Ann Arbor, facing water contamination, urges state to step up http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-facing-water-contamination-urges-state-step <p>As a plume of contaminated ground water keeps expanding in Ann Arbor, the city council wants the state to move faster to protect people from harmful exposure.</p><p>To be clear: Ann Arbor drinking water is safe.</p><p>But growing swaths of the city’s ground water is no longer a good idea to ingest (and again, the city is NOT getting their water from those areas,) thanks to chemical runoff from years ago.</p><p>That chemical compound is 1,4 dioxane and it seeped into ground water between the 1960's and 1980's when a manufacturer stored it in unlined lagoons.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:37:01 +0000 Kate Wells 14285 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor, facing water contamination, urges state to step up Meeting tonight about pollution under Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/meeting-tonight-about-pollution-under-ann-arbor <p>The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public meeting tonight about changes to the 1,4-dioxane groundwater cleanup plan in Ann Arbor.</p><p>The meeting will be held at <font color="BLACK" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="-1"><span lang="EN"><font face="Arial" size="2">7:00 p,m. at Abbot Elementary School, 2670 Sequoia Parkway, Ann Arbor</font></span></font>.</p><p>From the MDEQ:</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:58:30 +0000 Mark Brush 1854 at http://michiganradio.org Meeting tonight about pollution under Ann Arbor