Monday, August 8, 2011

National Campaign Emerges To Help Stop Dumping Steamer's Coal Ash Into Lake Michigan

There is a national push against efforts to delay by five years an EPA order requiring the last coal-burning Great Lakes ferry to switch fuels and stop dumping tons of coal ash overboard during its Lake Michigan shipping season daily round-trips from Ludington, MI to Manitowoc, WI.

Some history, here.

1 comment:

jimspice said...

They need a good visual. Everyone knows how dangerous mercury is. When our thermometers break at home we wig out, don't we? They should compute how much is dumped per day/wee/month/year and have a photo show it. That is, if it's actuallly a big deal. I really don't know.

By the way, hat tip to my high school chemistry teacher, who ensured I will always remember the chemical symbol for Mercury: "It runs real fast, like Glenn Hinkens, GH, only backwards."

And to Dallas Werner: F=MA.